Second Chance to Comment on Thousands More Green Belt Homes

It was last summer when RUDDINGTON.info revealed the news that 588 houses already approved in four brand new estates on Green Belt land around Ruddington was going to be far from the end of the story. We reported that a new document called the ‘Greater Nottingham Strategic Plan – Growth Options Consultation July 2020′ had gone out for ‘consultation’ – with remarkably little fanfare – published by Greater Nottingham Planning Partnership (GNPP). The original deadline for responses was Monday September 14th 2020. Now, in an apologetic communication to known, previous respondents, GNPP reveals: “We have…

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Ruddington Speaks on Nature Conservation

With protecting our natural environment increasingly at the forefront of many people’s minds, one agenda item at this Tuesday evening’s Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) Cabinet Meeting is attracting particular interest amongst villagers. On September 28th last year, Prime Minister Boris Johnson signed the ‘Leaders Pledge For Nature’ at the United Nations Summit on Biodiversity, along with 64 other countries, seeking to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030. The pledge states: “We are in a state of planetary emergency: the interdependent crises of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation and climate change”. The Chartered Institute for Ecology…

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Have Your Say on Planning Enforcement

Ruddington’s three Borough Councillors are encouraging us to have our say on a proposed ‘Code of Practice’ to give the authority more powers of enforcement over breaches in planning control. It’s been hard to turn a corner here recently without coming across some building work or other – whether taking place at the heart of our historic Conservation Area or on the outer fringes of the village. Four significant further housing development sites have been approved recently on former Green Belt land in Ruddington, with construction having started most recently along…

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Ruddington’s Extra Support for 2021 Census

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has appointed a dedicated manager to support village residents and help make ‘Census 2021’ a success. Ruddington based Leia Morales (pictured above) is its new ‘Community Engagement Manager’ for Rushcliffe who will assist organisations, charities, faith groups and community leaders within the Borough raise awareness of the census and the value to residents in taking part. Leia’s is already a familiar name around our village, having launched her business as a Travel Counsellor last year, written news stories for RUDDINGTON.info and volunteered at the Ruddington…

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Goodbye Green Belt Number Three

As strict Government instructions to “stay home, save lives and protect the NHS” do not seem to apply to construction workers, there is to be no delay with earth moving machines starting a third, former Green Belt housing development in Ruddington. Within the last few days, residents along Brookside Road and Brookside Gardens with properties on the boundary of the fields west of Wilford Road have all received hand-posted letters from Paul Baker of C3 Construction. This is the company contracted by Bloor Homes to commence the work on its…

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Ruddington’s County Candidates for 2021

Although we’ve not even reached Christmas yet, the selection of candidates who’ll battle it out in next year’s Nottinghamshire County Council elections has already begun. The vote will be taking place on May 6th 2021 with current Ruddington representative Reg Adair standing again for the Conservative Party. However, with Andrew Brown standing down after two decades due to retirement, Mr Adair’s new Conservative running mate has been announced as Matt Barney. 44 year-old Matt says: “I am truly honoured to have the opportunity to stand for my local community in next year’s election.…

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Final Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Launched

Since our Ruddington Village Plan was published in the summer of 2017 another hard working group of volunteers has been taking things a stage further with a Ruddington Neighbourhood Plan (RNP) to give our local community additional influence on how the village should grow and develop in the future. Backed by Ruddington Parish Council this type of plan has more ‘teeth’ than its predecessor in determining planning policy and outcomes – such as where we’d prefer new homes, shops and offices to be built. It’s also allowed villagers to have our say on what these new buildings should…

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Ruddington’s First Multi-Storey Car Park Opens

It was just over two years’ ago when RUDDINGTON.info reported plans to build a four-storey car park at Ruddington Fields Business Park. After a slight redesign during the planning approval process, it has now been officially opened. However, this parking is not for public use, but for staff and visitors to the headquarters of MHR Global – the Ruddington based HR, payroll and analytics provider. It’s part of a major building expansion project which began with the opening of ‘Wellington House’ – which houses MHR’s software teams. This was followed by a £3million refurbishment…

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Community Centre Consultation

It’s almost a year since Ruddington Parish Council (RPC) announced it had completed the purchase of the former Youth & Community Centre site on The Green from Nottinghamshire County Council for use by our whole village community in the future. It has lain empty and disused since December 2016, with the main building having to be boarded up in 2018 (top) following repeated acts of vandalism. After lengthy negotiations, RPC Chairman Allen Wood finally received the keys from County Councillor Reg Adair eleven months’ ago amid great celebration and anticipation. He commented…

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One Way? No Way!

Plans drawn up by Via East Midlands to implement a temporary one-way system in Ruddington village centre, with the aim of improving traffic flow and providing extra parking, have been rejected by Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC). It follows the short public consultation, on which we reported last month, to find out the views of residents and traders on introducing such traffic measures to help with COVID-19 safeguarding. Both Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) and Ruddington Parish Council (RPC) asked for these measures to be given due consideration as a way of mitigating the effects…

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