Council to “Dispose of” Village Youth Centre

Our former Ruddington Youth and Community Centre has now officially been put up for sale by owners Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC). This substantial building on The Green was most recently a fitness centre run by Project Body UK – the organisation selected by the County Council to take over the running of the former Young People’s Centre in 2014 when spending cuts meant that NCC could no longer afford to run it themselves. After reintroducing youth provision during the summer of 2016, the new tenants found they could not make it pay commercially. It has lain…

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Further Green Belt Housing Plans Revealed

William Davis Homes is the latest property developer to show its hand in Ruddington by publishing proposals for around 180 new homes it wants to build on “land off Mere Way”. This is one of the Green Belt sites earmarked in Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Local Plan Part 2 – outlined in red above – which was formerly known as RUD13. RBC’s plan suggests 170 houses to fulfil its quota on this land – slightly less than these new proposals are showing. Leaflets, containing a ‘freepost’ comments form, have been dropping through…

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Clifton Road Footpath & Cycleway Construction Begins!

It’s been announced that the creation of Ruddington’s long awaited “safe” footway from Clifton Road via the Old Station Drive development directly into the Pasture Lane Estate will finally begin this Monday! The news follows a seven year campaign launched by former Parish Councillor Barbara Breakwell, after residents from the new housing complained of their “dangerous” daily walk, especially with young children. The single, narrow footpath over the former railway bridge beside (the now very busy) Clifton Road {left} has remained their only access to the northern end of the village because the…

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RUDDINGTON.info News Review of the Year

2018 has seen plenty of highs and lows for Ruddington. As the new year arrives, your independent village website looks back at some of the biggest news stories on which we’ve reported during the past twelve months. Please click on the photos or links to read more… JANUARY: At the start of 2018, the winter crimewave blighting the lives of residents and traders in Ruddington showed no sign of stopping – after a late night raid on Classic Cuts Hairdressing on the corner of High Street and Charles Street (on…

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Ruddington’s Day with The Planning Inspector

December 4th 2018 could go down as the historic date which determined exactly how many hectares of our village Green Belt would be sacrificed for housing development over the following decade. After many years of consultation and confrontation, it’s the meeting that will determine whether the three Ruddington sites earmarked for new homes under Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Local Plan Part 2 {shown in BLUE above} are rubber-stamped – or otherwise – by the Government’s Planning Inspectorate. You can read the background to this long running saga elsewhere on the RUDDINGTON.info website –…

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What Should Our Parish Council Provide Next?

Do YOU have a suggestion for something Ruddington Parish Council (RPC) could provide for our village? Every year, RPC’s ‘Amenities Committee’ looks at its budget, and discusses suggestions for things that the Parish could provide for the community – small things such as a new bench, improved noticeboards, or better signage, to bigger ideas such as new play areas, building improvements, or new sports pitches? Over the last couple of years, RPC has funded items ranging from wooden planters for our verges, and our new ‘Village Gateway’ signs, to a ‘Roll…

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Ruddington Farmers’ Market Seeks Stallholders

Another new initiative to attract shoppers into our village centre – aimed at both residents and visitors – will be trialled early in the New Year. Now organisers are looking for local traders interested in having a stall. The idea of a Ruddington Farmers’ Market has been doing the rounds since just after Easter – when Ruddington Parish Council called an Extraordinary Meeting. This was to see what help it, and our community, might be able to offer local businesses during tough times for traditional shops. Attended by around 140 concerned…

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‘Residents Only’ Parking Plans Cause Controversy

A landmark consultation on proposals to make the majority of two Ruddington village centre streets ‘Residents Only’ parking during Monday to Saturday daytimes ends this Wednesday (November 6th). The Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) plans (which we reported upon last month) have certainly caused some controversy! If implemented they would make most of Charles Street and Parkyns Street unavailable for shoppers and other visitors from 8am to 6pm any day except Sunday, as shown on the map below. The only people who would be allowed to buy a permit to park there would be…

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Neighbourhood Plan Gets Another Step Closer

November sees the launch of the next phase of Ruddington’s Neighbourhood Plan process – as its team of hardworking volunteers prepare to gather feedback on ’emerging policies.’ Secretary Mark Pinks explains: “It seems like quite a while since the village-wide survey in June, but the Neighbourhood Plan team have been busy in the background preparing for the next stage of the project. This is a distillation of the views of over 900 people and their priorities for Ruddington, following the consultation.” The village centre proved to be the most important…

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Ruddington’s Green Belt Hearing Dates Announced

The Planning Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to examine the “soundness” of the Rushcliffe Local Plan Part 2 – Land and Planning Policies (published by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) in May this year) – has announced the dates of the Public Hearing Sessions. Philip Lewis BA (Hons) MA MRTPI of the Planning Inspectorate has revealed these will be held over three weeks, commencing on Tuesday 27th November 2018 at 9.30am – primarily at Rushcliffe Arena. They will discuss the main issues and questions for the…

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