England: Flooded stadium to have replacement after nearly a decade?

source: gloucestercitizen.co.uk

England: Flooded stadium to have replacement after nearly a decade? It’s been 7 years since the flood destroyed Meadow Park in Gloucester. Host club launched a planning application to see a new stadium built in the very same spot. But elevated to prevent a repeat.

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Gloucester City officials met with city council members and Environment Agency officers to discuss the issue of building a new stadium on the site of abandoned Meadow Park.

The club wrote in a statement: “The Environment Agency have raised no objection to Gloucester City’s planning application and we are now in the hands of our City Council to make the right recommendation and decision on the Club’s planning application.”

The application will be heard on October 7 and City declared they are confident that any outstanding issues have been resolved at this point. The scheme proposes a brand new stadium within the blueprint of Meadow Park, the stadium flooded in 2007. This time the entire plot will be elevated by 4 meters to avoid further flooding in the future.

Main grandstand will be located in the east and house 1,000 covered seats. Remaining three sides of the pitch are to get terracing for 3,000 more people.

Gloucester city is currently playing home games at Whaddon Road, Chaltenham.

Gloucester new stadium

Gloucester new stadium

Gloucester new stadium

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