‘Fork Handles’ and ‘The Yard’ Take Shape!

Ruddington is no stranger to new house building in recent times – with considerably more development still to come – but a prominent village plot that’s created a great deal of interest over the past year or so is the site of the former Bostock’s DIY Shop at 70, Wilford Road. The historic business closed in October 2015 after 56 years – when owners Tony and Hazel Theaker retired – and was bought by Ruddington’s Mascari Design Solutions Ltd. New owner Rob and his team then worked with Justin Smith Architects of Derby…

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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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Drivers Warned of January Delays

Ruddington’s motorists are being advised to expect travel disruption this January when tree maintenance work takes place in our village. Via East Midlands is warning that it will be felling dead trees and cutting back overgrown vegetation along the A60 Loughborough Road in Ruddington every weekday from the 14th to the 25th of January 2019 on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council. Temporary two-way traffic signals will be in use to enable contractors to do this safely. The good news is that the work will be carried out off-peak, between 9.00am and 3.30pm…

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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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Kids’ Clothing Library Launches

A village mum has come up with a groundbreaking initiative to help both the environment and low income families in our village – the Ruddington Children’s Clothing Library. After first doing a bit of market testing via Ruddington Mums, Sally Dyson launched her new library last month – and is now hoping to spread the word about it even further. The library loans out children’s clothes for a fixed period of time, on payment of a refundable deposit. There is no fee for borrowing clothes and the deposit is then repaid…

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Ruddington’s New Footpath

Residents from the new Pasture Lane estates, and those who enjoy walking to Rushcliffe Country Park, are celebrating the completion of a long awaited all-weather surface on a key pedestrian access route. After much campaigning by villagers, and lobbying by Ruddington Parish Council (RPC), Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) has now completed its promised work on “Footpath Number 5”.  In recent years there have been many complaints of it becoming unusable during periods of wet weather, usually over the winter, due to puddles and mud. This has meant a long detour for some residents…

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Notorious Footpath to be Resurfaced

After months of campaigning by pedestrians, and lobbying by Ruddington Parish Council (RPC), Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) has finally set a date to give a muddy Ruddington footpath a new, all-weather surface. Residents who complained about “Footpath Number 5” being unusable during periods of wet weather, due to puddles and mud, have just received letters from Via East Midlands announcing that “surface improvements” will be taking place next month. The stretch of footway in question links 50 Steps Bridge over the railway line to Vicarage Park. Not only is it…

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Flawforth Lane Closed Again This Week

Ruddingtonians are being reminded that yet another closure of Flawforth Lane is taking place this week – scheduled for five days from Monday 22nd October at 8.00am until Friday 26th October at 5.00pm. It’s so that Severn Trent Water can make a new connection at Barn Farm “…from a point 1250 metres east of its junction with A60 Loughborough Road in an easterly direction for a distance of 2000 metres.” A spokesperson has confirmed that this is a FULL road closure, including for cyclists and pedestrians – although emergency access will be…

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Revised Access Plans for Asher Lane Rejected

In May we reported how Space Foods Ltd had successfully appealed to the Planning Inspectorate to allow it outline planning permission for 175 new homes on Green Belt land it owns south of Musters Road. This shock decision was despite massive opposition to the development from residents, Ruddington Parish Council – and Rushcliffe Borough Council’s refusal of the plans. Although originally considered as part of its Local Plan Part 2 (RUD07) three other village Green Belt sites were chosen in preference. The outline plans that were given the green light on appeal show access to the new housing development…

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Ruddington’s Green Belt Hangs in the Balance

The fate of dozens of acres of green fields surrounding our village now lies in the hands of the Government following last month’s submission by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) of its draft Local Plan Part 2 to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. The Ruddington Green Belt sites earmarked by RBC for housing development were decided upon after years of consultations with residents, businesses and other organisations involving both the Borough Council and Ruddington Parish Council. The end result was a proposed allocation of 350 new homes over…

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