Pole to Pole in Ruddington This Week!

Work to replace the mobile telecommunications mast on Wilford Road – which was originally scheduled to take place almost a month ago – is now set to happen this week. After being delayed by adverse weather following initial groundwork for the new mast and cabinets in January, the fifty foot tall ‘mono-pole’ alongside Wilford Road bordering Ruddington Grange Golf Course is due to be swapped for a new one between Monday 2nd and Friday 6th March. Further traffic delays along the B680 are likely – with two-way traffic lights in use – although contractors are saying the work…

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Ruddington Roadworks

Highway maintenance and other works scheduled to take place in our village over the next few weeks, which are liable to disrupt traffic, are as follows:- Until Monday 25th May 2020 – Hoarding 19m long x 2.2m high x 3m wide sited at number 2 High Street for building construction by Whytemac Limited – footpath closure plus restriction of parking and road width. Monday 24th February to Thursday 27th February 2020 8.00am to 5.00pm  – two-way traffic signals to install new water connection on Easthorpe Street, between the junctions of Peartree Orchard and…

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Welcome To Wilbur Chase!

Just when you thought our globally celebrated village pussycat couldn’t possibly receive any more accolades, the company behind a major Ruddington property development has named its new £60m housing estate after him! Following Rushcliffe Borough Council‘s granting of planning permission 18/00300/OUT last week for Avant Homes (Midlands) to build 175 dwellings on the 15.89 acre site south off Musters Road, the Nottingham based developer has announced it will be called ‘Wilbur Chase’! This is, of course, in homage to ‘Wilbur – King of Ruddington’, our unwittingly world famous feline, who left his owner’s home…

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Ruddington Hit by Power Cuts

As Storm Dennis lashed Ruddington this weekend, some residents awoke on Sunday morning to find themselves with no electricity. Western Power Distribution (WPD) confirmed to RUDDINGTON.info that a fault on its low voltage network at the Savages Row substation is “affecting a predicted 171 properties” in the Wilford Road area at the northern end of our village. It was first reported at 5.09am, affecting the postcodes NG11 6EZ, NG11 6BN, NG11 6FB, NG11 6BL, NG11 6BJ, NG11 6EY, NG11 6BH, NG11 6FD, NG11 6BG, NG11 6EW and NG11 6EQ. However, popular Sunday lunch venue The Ruddington…

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So Now We’re Set For 588 Green Belt Homes

Two more property developers have been left rubbing their hands with glee – after both their major Ruddington planning applications were waved through without any modification or further conditions at this week’s Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) Planning Meeting. Following many years of public consultations and residents’ protests about housebuilding on Ruddington’s Green Belt, last night (Thu 13th Feb) it took less than two hours for eleven Planning Committee members in West Bridgford to decide that Bloor Homes‘ 167 properties would fit just nicely along Wilford Road – and that access, appearance,…

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Approval Recommended for 167 More Green Belt Houses

Ruddington’s two most fought-against Green Belt housing developments are up for discussion by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) planners this Thursday. The “reserved matters application to seek approval of the access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for the development of 175 new dwellings on land north of Asher Lane” 19/01983/REM follows the shock approval to allow building on this site back in May 2018. But it is the recommendation for Councillors to grant full planning permission to Bloor Homes for a further 167 new homes on the flood-prone agricultural land west…

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Feast of February Roadworks!

Subject to favourable weather conditions, various highway works are scheduled to take place in our village during the first half of this month which are liable to cause delays and disruption for drivers and for Ruddington bus services. Starting this Monday, 3rd February, work by Severn Trent to install a water connection to the new ‘Willow Court’ property development on Easthorpe Street, approximately 150m west of the A60 Loughborough Road junction means two-way traffic signals are set to be in use for up to four days from 8.00am to 5.00pm. This will be followed from Monday 10th…

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Ruddington Roadworks

Highway maintenance and other works scheduled to take place in our village over the next few weeks, which are liable to disrupt traffic, are as follows:- Until Monday 25th May 2020 – Hoarding 19m long x 2.2m high x 3m wide sited at number 2 High Street for building construction by Whytemac Limited – footpath closure plus restriction of parking and road width. Monday 3rd February to Thursday 6th February 2020 – 8.00am to 5.00pm – Two-way traffic signals to install new water connection to the Willow Court property development on Easthorpe Street, approximately…

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Posh New Gate For Private Estate

A driver who was fleeing from police through Ruddington last summer, before being brought to an abrupt halt by an unexpected closed gate, has unwittingly been responsible for a much more attractive replacement! A police pursuit on June 14th 2019 resulted in the suspect’s vehicle crashing into the locked gateway from Churchill Drive into Manor Park – destroying one of the brick pillars and damaging the gate itself (below). As it is a private road, for which local residents pay a ‘frontage charge’ for the upkeep, it fell to the…

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New Ruddington Car Park To Open Soon

Ruddington’s first ever multi-storey car park is taking shape – with construction of the eco-friendly, four floor facility along Mere Way now well underway. The new car park is being built for HR and payroll software and services firm MHR by regional construction firm Stepnell. Although it is for employee use only, plans to increase the workforce there to 700 people mean more parking space is now needed. The extension of no parking restrictions around Ruddington Fields Business Park last year by Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) has only exacerbated this situation. Planning approval was…

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