Despite the constant downpours suffered in the South West over the past few weeks, there has been no flooding issue at the Meadow Park stadium site.\r\n\r\nThe illustrative plan for the new stadium, made public in recent weeks, identifies an area for any future such occurrence, with this being meticulously planned in conjunction with Environment Agency (EA) officials.\r\n\r\nMembers of the Ltd company planning staff have visited Meadow Park in the last 48 hours to make sure the site has not fallen victim to the flooding, and will meet with EA officials next week.\r\n\r\nClub consultant Colin Peake has released the following statement regarding the recent weather.\r\n\r\n”It is opportune that at this specific time club planning officials will meet with the Environment Agency next week to finally agree the way forward for the project”, Peake said.\r\n\r\n”It is the contention of Gloucester City Football Club, in light of no further flooding at the site since 2007, that this is a testament to the recommendations being followed over those devastating events, where priority since has been centred on clearing and managed maintenance of all waterways in and around Gloucester.\r\n\r\n”This provision to safeguard the City generally, arose out of commissions and enquiries which established the main causes for overall flooding, as opposed to the Hempsted area alone.\r\n\r\n”The club is confident that the new stadium design meets with the conditions sought by the EA, so the site will ensure that any possible flooding in the future does retain a capacity to hold a high volume of flood water around the stadium, without any threat therefrom to the new stadium itself and surrounding properties, both commercial and residential.\r\n\r\n”It is pleasing to note that since publication of the scaled down version of the plan for the new stadium no adverse comment has been received from any quarter.”

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