Gloucester City Football Club met with the Environment Agency last Friday afternoon as part of the on-going pre-application discussions relating to the new Stadium proposals for Meadow Park.\r\n\r\nThe meeting was held to discuss the specific and constructive feedback that Gloucester City Football Club had received from the Environment Agency in relation to flood modelling and other technical aspects of the scheme proposals. These on-going discussions have formed a vital part of the pre-application process particularly in view of Gloucester City Council’s formal resolution in relation to flooding issues.\r\n\r\nNow that the Environment Agency have completed their technical review of the flood modelling evaluation work, and they are satisfied that no further flood modelling is required, Gloucester City Football Club are now in a position to move forward with the preparation of the Flood Risk Assessment which will form part of the formal outline planning application submission to Gloucester City Council.\r\n\r\nThe Club will now work with the Environment Agency in flood risk management works which will also benefit the Hempsted area of Gloucester. By working in partnership both Gloucester City Football Club and the Environment Agency can ensure that the application meets the aims of National Planning Policy on Flood Risk.\r\n\r\nThe Club have now arrived at a position where they are able to move forward with confidence. In this regard, a meeting will be held shortly to agree a timeline for the formal submission of the outline planning application. Gloucester City will continue to liaise with the Environment Agency whose on-going assistance has been extremely constructive and of considerable assistance to the Club and their flood risk Consultants.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nStuart Pike\r\n\r\nChairman, Gloucester City AFC

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