Gloucester City Football Club is delighted to announce they have received written confirmation from the Environment Agency that the flood risk assessment for the scaled down development at Meadow Park has been given the green light.\r\n\r\nThis means the Club are now able to proceed towards submission of their planning application to Gloucester City Council for the new stadium, meaning the club can begin the long awaited return home with utmost confidence.\r\n\r\nChairman Nigel Hughes commented: “This is tremendous news and a great Christmas present to all who have waited so long.”\r\n\r\n”It will give everyone associated with the Club a huge boost and will mean we can go into 2014 positively.”\r\n\r\n”This has been a complex matter and credit must be given to all who have worked extremely hard to achieve this important step in the process.\r\n\r\n”So much has gone on that sometimes it has been difficult to tell everyone everything.\r\n\r\n”Frustratingly, we have often been reliant on others and the pace of responses has had its downsides and created a number of relentless difficulties.\r\n\r\n”With this important piece of the jigsaw in place, the message to our supporters, sponsors and the people of Gloucester is quite clear”.\r\n\r\n”We need to continue to be focussed and build on the good work which our recent internal restructure set out achieve. We call upon all to put aside previous doubts and join together with us to utilise our strengths to drive forward this project”. \r\n\r\nThe Club will now seek to liaise with Council officers to determine the timescale moving forward and everyone at the club is committed that this should be as soon as possible.\r\n\r\nIn stating this, supporters are asked to bear in mind the Club is duty bound to speak with the Council first to establish if there are still any other requirements it may need to satisfy.

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