Would YOU Want a Public Right of Way Here?

Ruddington residents who face having a new footpath and cycleway just feet from their homes say they were not properly consulted during the protracted planning process. Wayne Swift and his family live in one of the homes on Old Station Road {pictured top} which will be impacted by the route of this new public right of way. It’s set to be squeezed in at property level between the house boundaries {to the right of the existing fence} and the Clifton Road embankment. Wayne told us: “All those that want the…

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Travellers on Sellors’ Field Evicted

Families from the travelling community, who unexpectedly made Ruddington their home recently, have now officially been told to leave. Ruddington Parish Council (RPC) says an eviction notice was served upon the travellers today by the legal services firm it has employed to handle this matter. As we reported last week, a procession of caravans and vehicles rolled onto Sellors’ Recreation Ground off Wilford Road on Thursday teatime (5th July) after the intruders simply lifted the access gate (right) off its hinges to let themselves in! This came as quite a shock…

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Ruddington’s Newest Residents

Our village is now home to families from the travelling community – after they gained access to Sellors Playing Field and moved their caravans and vehicles onto the recreation ground yesterday (Thursday) teatime. It seems the unexpected visitors managed to lift the locked metal access gate off Wilford Road from its hinges at one side and haul it open to enable them to get in and set up their encampment. It happened just as members of Impact Fitness were setting up for their evening “bootcamp” there. Having first been driven around, one…

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Village Planners’ Petanque Practice on The Piste

There’s been a lot of activity around the Neighbourhood Plan consultations in the past month, but that doesn’t mean the Village Plan group has been sitting idle. With a pétanque piste proposed on The Green, that’s just ONE of the things they’ve been working on! Chair Gavin Walker writes: Committee members meet monthly and work hard with other organisations to ensure that the development priorities identified by the villagers of Ruddington stay on track as far as possible. Active links with the Parish and Borough Councils are important, as well…

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Safer Footpath a Step Closer

Villagers frustrated by the lack of progress in building a safe and convenient pedestrian access to their homes may finally have some good news! Nottinghamshire County Council has revealed that moving things forward is now just a signature away – meaning the long awaited footpath/cycleway from Clifton Road via the Old Station Drive development directly into the Pasture Lane Estate (see aerial view above) can then be constructed. Residents’ anger even prompted them to start a petition to the County Council and Crest Nicholson Homes this week. It details how hundreds of Ruddington residents…

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What Next for Ruddington’s Green Belt?

Ruddingtonians have now had a little time to digest the shock news that around 175 new houses are to be built off Asher Lane – a Green Belt area formerly known as RUD07 (in red on the map) – after Rushcliffe Borough Council’s original planning refusal for the site was overturned by the Government’s Planning Inspectorate. The appeal ruling was all the more surprising given the long standing opposition by Ruddington Parish Council (RPC), the many hundreds of objections from local residents, and the fact that it was no longer…

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Asher Lane Housing Approved!

Ruddington has LOST its long running battle with housing developers who’ve applied to build a major new housing estate on Green Belt land off Asher Lane. Following an appeal hearing last month granted to Space Foods Limited by The Planning Inspectorate, Rushcliffe Borough Council‘s decision to refuse them outline permission for the site has been overturned. This means around 175 new homes can now be built on this land – bordered by Asher Lane, Musters Road, Western Fields and the footpath alongside the Great Central Railway line (see top photo). Hundreds…

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Neighbourhood Plan Survey Launches

Ruddington Neighbourhood Plan aims to discover what’s important to YOU about future housebuilding in and around our village. TODAY sees the start of the delivery of leaflets about the Plan to every home and business in Ruddington – and the launch on an online questionnaire – showing that WE really can make a difference. But what is a Neighbourhood Plan? Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. Through its own Neighbourhood Plan, approved…

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Local Development Plan Published

The final consultation phase before rescinding substantial areas of Ruddington’s Green Belt for new housing development began today at 5pm with the publication of the Draft Rushcliffe Local Development Plan Part 2. This was approved at Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Full Council meeting on April 26th. At that meeting, all but ONE Councillor in the Chamber voted to go ahead with the publication of the Plan as drafted – with all three of Ruddington’s Borough Councillors approving the three final shortlisted sites on Ruddington’s Green Belt to build a total of around 350 homes. This was…

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Parkyns Street Houses Approved

A row of new homes WILL be built at the heart of Ruddington’s conservation area after planning consent was granted by Rushcliffe Borough Council. The application was submitted in January by architect Harry Sculthorp on behalf of Steve Tate-Bone to demolish the former Alfred Cooke Machinists‘ building on Parkyns Street and erect terraced housing in its place. It stated: “Besides the importance of providing additional homes, we feel passionately that the aesthetic value of the street and surrounding area will be greatly enhanced by the proposed development. The design approach taken…

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