Gloucester City are continuing to make progress with their quest to return to a new stadium in Gloucester, and believe significant progress has been made on both a proposal to use land at the former Gloucester Civil Service Club off Estcourt Road, and also a return to a scaled down development at the site of the former ground at Meadow Park, Hempstead.\r\n\r\nChairman Nigel Hughes said: “we are continuing to actively pursue both options because it is vital that we not only make progress this summer, but can demonstrate that to fans and sponsors alike.”\r\n\r\n”We have had positive initial results on flood modelling for a scaled down Meadow Park development and this has led to a positive dialogue with the Environment Agency, and sparked a second stage of modelling over the next several weeks”\r\n\r\n”If that returns the results we are expecting then we believe we could be resubmitting the scheme to the planning process as early as July.”\r\n\r\nIn addition, the club has continued dialogue with Redrow Homes about the Civil Service site to flesh out what is necessary to make this option viable for the long-term development of the club.\r\n\r\nThese discussions have been progressing well, with both parties keen to continue to drive them forward.\r\n\r\nHughes commented: “we need to get back to Gloucester quickly so it makes sense to keep moving on both.”\r\n\r\n”If we can progress back to planning over the summer that would really boost the club and help us to build on the commercial side to avoid the cash flow problems of last season, so nobody should underestimate our determination to do just that.”

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