Property Developer’s Second Planning Breach

It’s been confirmed the house-builder currently constructing 175 new houses on almost sixteen acres of Ruddington’s former Green Belt south of Musters Road has breached its planning conditions for the second time in just over a year. Residents nearby have reacted with dismay at being told a total of 38 ‘Wilbur Chase’ properties are now occupied – breaching even the revised 35 property limit set by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC). Stipulations for Avant Homes (Midlands)‘s original planning approval for this estate included that off-site highway improvement works to the A60/Kirk Lane/Flawforth Lane junction…

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Ruddington’s November Roadworks

Village motorists are being warned to expect further hold-ups and disruption in the coming weeks; both as contractors carry out various highway works and festive events begin in Ruddington. First up, this Monday and Tuesday (31st October & 1st November) there will be two-way traffic lights on Loughborough Road south of the Mere Way/Yarrow Drive Roundabout as improvements are made to the footpath there. Some delays are likely. Then, the work which was scheduled to take place on High Street last week is now due to happen this week instead, after…

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Yet Another Gas Leak Causes Delays

Drivers in and out of Ruddington have again found themselves stuck in queues due to further roadworks which have sprung up unexpectedly today on Clifton Lane. It’s after another gas escape was detected on the bridge over Fairham Brook. Workers from Cadent are back onsite today (10th October) – attempting to trace and repair this latest leak – just a month since the last one. Again 24-hour temporary traffic lights are in use whilst the road is dug up. A notification from Via East Midlands has revealed these works are expected to…

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Shine a Light!

As the darker nights return, drivers and pedestrians in Ruddington may be pleased to hear that long-awaited work to replace a missing lighting column in our village centre is scheduled for this weekend. It’s around a year since an electrical fault in the base of the street light at the corner of High Street and Charles Street caused it to rather dramatically burst into flames and then slowly ‘wilt’ to the floor. The top of the burnt out column was subsequently cut off, and the remaining stump covered up on…

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Another Gas Leak Causes Travel Delays

Drivers in and out of Ruddington are finding themselves stuck in further queues this week due to new roadworks which appeared unexpectedly on Clifton Lane. It’s after a gas escape was detected on the bridge over Fairham Brook on Sunday (4th September). Workers from Cadent have been there since – attempting to trace and repair the leak – with 24-hour temporary traffic lights in use now the road has been dug up. Today, a notification from Via East Midlands has revealed these works are expected to remain in place until this…

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That’s a Good Sign!

Former Parish Councillor Barbara Breakwell is well known for her proactivity in Ruddington, over very many years; helping to run various groups, assisting villagers and businesses to solve numerous problems, addressing traffic issues, and generally making life in Ruddington better for us all. From ‘Ruddington Fun’ – to a James Peacock School Governor – to being the driving force behind getting a safe, new footpath for Pasture Lane residents – to the new Ruddington & District U3A – to donating her own special Royal Oak tree for The Green during the…

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Ruddington Roadworks

Ruddington motorists are being warned to brace themselves for more delays as contractors return this week – apparently to continue fixing a water leak first spotted by local residents during the second week of August. There were queues in all directions at the weekend as Severn Trent carried out work on Flawforth Lane at its junction with Loughborough Road and Kirk Lane to mend the pipe. Now it seems the four way temporary traffic lights are set to return from 7.00am this Wednesday (24th August) until 4.00pm on Friday (26th…

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Emergency Roadworks Update

It’s been revealed that two unexpected sets of roadworks which began yesterday on major routes through Ruddington could last all week. Firstly, VIA East Midlands has issued an update about the emergency work on Clifton Road by Cadent Gas which is requiring the use of four-way temporary traffic lights at the roundabout with Pasture Lane/North Road/Clifton Lane and has already been causing delays for drivers – especially at peak times. It began after another gas leak was discovered in the carriageway – the second one along that stretch in just four months.…

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Residents’ Concerns Over Second Planning Breach

Villagers living close to the ‘Wilbur Chase’ housing development in Ruddington say they’re very concerned that the property builder could soon be allowed to get away with another serious infringement of its planning conditions for the new estate. Avant Homes (Midlands) is currently constructing 175 new houses on our former Green Belt, south of Musters Road, on what used to be 15.89 acres of farmland. Residents first complained to Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) in September last year when the developer began allowing households to move in to the first of its completed new properties…

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Dutton’s Hill Closed Again

Unfortunately there are several sets of highway works liable to cause inconvenience and delays for Ruddington motorists during July. These include the total closure of Dutton’s Hill again over the next two Sundays for more gas work. Although these ‘Prohibition of Driving’ notices on that section of Wilford Road should not impinge on weekday traffic this time, drivers cutting through the estate to avoid a longer diversionary route are liable to result in further frustration for home owners along St John’s Road and St Mary’s Crescent in particular. Water connection…

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