Gloucester City Football Club has released the latest information with regards to their desire to return home to the City and also announce another open meeting for fans to attend.\r\n\r\nThe open meeting has been called to discuss not only the latest position of those plans but to receive a full report on the restructure of the Club, which has taken place during the past six months.\r\n\r\nPaul Duncliffe, who is Planning Consultant for the Tigers stated: “We continue to be interested in both Meadow Park and the Civil Service sites, though it is stressed the latter is land, which at this time, the club has no control of.”\r\n\r\n“The Club have consistently made clear that they will consider all available options and that remains the case.”\r\n\r\n“In relation to Meadow Park, the Club’s Hydrological Consultants are confident that the additional flood modelling and associated evaluation work will have been completed towards the week ending the 20th September.\r\n\r\n“Once that work has been completed and subject to a positive outcome, there will be a need to present the findings to the Environment Agency to ensure that there are no outstanding concerns or matters that need to be addressed in the Flood Risk Assessment.\r\n\r\n“Once the Club have obtained a clear and unequivocal response from the Environment Agency, our scaled down planning application can then be submitted to Gloucester City Council safe in the knowledge that the flooding issues have been comprehensively dealt with.\r\n\r\n“Separate to the question of flooding, the Club has, concurrent with the flood modelling and evaluation work, also progressed positive discussions with the Highway Authority and are confident that a highway objection will not be raised.”\r\n\r\nIn tandem with those timings alluded to, the City Chairman, Nigel Hughes confirms the Club will hold its next open meeting on Monday 30th September 2013 at the Hallmark Hotel, Gloucester, commencing at 7.30pm.\r\n\r\nThis will not only allow fans and sponsors the opportunity to ask further questions around the stadium but to also receive a report on the restructure of the club and developments both on and off field relating to football matters.\r\n\r\n“When we undertook our restructuring one of our keys aims was to try and be as open, honest and transparent as we could,” Hughes explained.\r\n\r\n“Therefore, a further open meeting will allow all our supporters and, indeed anyone who wishes to attend, to be informed of what we have put in place over the past six months to take the Club forward.\r\n\r\n“We will hopefully get a good turnout.”

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