Two Weeks of Temporary Traffic Lights

Ruddington drivers are being slowed down again at the northern end of our village from today – due to new roadworks which began this lunchtime and are scheduled to last a fortnight. Major gas work is being carried out by Cadent on Wilford Road at the gateway to Lodge Farm – near the entrance to Ruddington Grange Golf Club – meaning off-peak temporary traffic lights are in use from Wednesday 18th September to Wednesday 2nd October inclusive. Workers say the old main in the verge alongside the highway is being cut off at…

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Expect Kirk Lane Delays

Motorists are facing peak time delays on one of Ruddington’s busiest routes up until this weekend. A burst water main today (28th August) on Kirk Lane means that 24-hour two-way temporary traffic signals have been put in place to control traffic whilst Severn Trent Water carries out repairs to the pipe beneath the road. According to Via East Midlands, this leak could take until this Friday (30th August) to fix. In the meantime, drivers are likely to be held up during busy periods. As the work is adjacent to the…

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Diversions for Navy 3 to Clifton

If you use Nottingham City Transport‘s Navy 3 bus to get to or from Clifton – or the N48 NightBus back to Ruddington at weekends – you’ll find yourself diverted for the next four or five weeks due to roadworks. From 8.00am to 5.30pm each day, starting on Monday 29th July, Green Lane in Clifton will be closed between Southchurch Drive and Clifton Lane. It’s to install a new raised zebra crossing outside Glapton Academy and reposition and replace speed cushions there with with round top road humps that are said…

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Digging Holes Could Cause Delays!

Drivers using Wilford Road in and out of Ruddington over the next three days are being warned they could face queues due to temporary traffic lights. Nottinghamshire County Council is digging “4 Trial Holes to identify existing services” alongside the B680 just out of Ruddington beyond Sellors’ Recreation Ground. If approved by Rushcliffe Borough Council, and released from the Green Belt by the Government Planning Inspectorate, this is where the access road to Bloor Homes‘ proposed new housing estate would be. Two-way temporary signals are liable to cause delays for…

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Evening Disruption for Ruddington Bound Buses

Nottingham City Transport is advising passengers of changes to its Green 10 service for almost three weeks whilst Nottinghamshire County Council carries out resurfacing work on part of the A60 – including Trent Bridge and Loughborough Road. This work will mean the closure of that part of the A60 to all traffic and, as a result, its Navy and Green line services will need to be diverted from Monday 15th July 2019 until Thursday 1st August inclusive between 7.00pm and 5.00am each night. Ruddington’s Green 10 will follow its normal route along Meadows…

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Alternative Musters Road Housing Access Approved!

In another astonishing twist for Ruddington’s Green Belt housing saga, a Government Planning Inspector has once again overruled a planning refusal by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) in favour of the landowner. The site on ‘Land off Asher Lane’ (formerly known as RUD07 and now as Policy 6.4 in the Rushcliffe Local Plan Part 2) has already been given outline planning approval for 175 new homes with access off Asher Lane. This was when Space Foods Ltd appealed to the Government’s Planning Inspectorate about RBC’s refusal for its proposed development here and was successful. This decision was to the dismay…

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Flawforth Lane Closed After Diesel Spill

Motorists are unable to use Flawforth Lane in and out of Ruddington today following an incident just after midnight at the A52/A606 Wheatcroft Roundabout. Highways England said it was “due to an extensive diesel spillage. The A52 will need partly resurfacing.” The A52 was closed westbound between the A606 and the A60 for several hours overnight, but the agency reported it was partly reopened just before the morning rush hour today: “Lane 2 of two lanes is now flowing past the spillage and therefore the A52 is partly open.” However…

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174 Homes Proposed for Flood Prone Green Belt

A full planning application to build 174 new homes on agricultural land west of Wilford Road in Ruddington has now been submitted to Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC). The proposals will come as no surprise to most local residents, since the area (formerly known as RUD01 and now referred to as Policy 6.1) has long been targeted by Bloor Homes – with discussions taking place between the property developer, Oxalis Planning and Ruddington Parish Council (RPC) as far back as December 2014. Originally RPC proposed to sell off Sellors’ Playing Field to accommodate…

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Historic Footbridge To Be Closed For Repairs

One of Ruddington’s railway landmarks is set for a little TLC this week – to make sure it remains safe for the increasing number of pedestrians who now use it. ‘Fifty Steps Bridge’ over the Great Central Railway line was constructed well over a century ago (circa 1899) and still survives as a functioning footbridge to this day. This is despite the passenger line beneath it becoming a victim of Dr Richard Beeching’s cuts in 1963, and nearby Ruddington Station subsequently being demolished. Goods trains continued to pass along this…

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More Dutton’s Hill Delays

Ruddington’s motorists are experiencing further hold-ups – because Cadent gas work on Wilford Road has returned! The company originally began tackling an unexpected problem on Dutton’s Hill before Easter. Emergency works started there to “…trace, then excavate to repair gas escape and reinstate where possible.” However, it appears the issue was not resolved, and the workers, their pneumatic drills and 24-hour two-way traffic lights are all back! Now, drivers through this part of our village are facing more peak time queues, and the single line traffic means all parking outside Sainsbury’s has again…

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