‘Courtyard’ Construction Completed!

Ruddington visitors and residents now have a brand new place for village centre shopping and socialising – on the site of the former Thomas’s Greengrocers’ storage building (pictured below). Following the granting of planning permission last July, work started in November to create the chic new retail area off High Street – which has been named ‘The Courtyard’, and runs to the rear of existing Church Street shops. “We just thought ‘The Courtyard’ was an apt and prestigious name” says Brian Perkins of Victoria Properties, who were behind the ambitious project. “We are thrilled…

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Camelot Commences!

After many years of waiting, the sole access route to properties along Camelot Street and the Brookside Road estate is FINALLY being resurfaced. For residents and businesses who, for around a decade, have had to endure bone-shaking journeys over the potholes and patching along one of Ruddington’s worst roads, it’s not a minute too soon! A full highway resurface has been agreed for all of Camelot Street – also extending into Shelton Gardens, Camelot Crescent, Swanson Court, Woodhouse Gardens and Brookside Road – which will tie in with previous resurfacing work carried…

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Village Centre One-Way System Proposed

A short consultation has been launched by Nottinghamshire County Council to find out the views of residents and traders on introducing a temporary one-way system to the centre of Ruddington. A letter has just been sent out by Via East Midlands (VIAEM) on behalf of the Council to all those who would be directly impacted by the proposed changes. It’s after both Rushcliffe Borough Council and Ruddington Parish Council (RPC) asked for these measures to be given consideration as a way of mitigating the effects of COVID-19 in our village centre.…

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Asher Lane Construction Commences

Residents along the southern side of Musters Road and Western Fields have something new to watch from their back bedroom windows – the disappearance of the open views they have enjoyed ever since their homes were built. Thanks to the Coronavirus, these householders have actually had rather longer to continue enjoying their green fields and wildlife than the property developer intended – since its imminent groundworks and construction were abruptly halted by the ‘lockdown’ in March. However, to some residents’ chagrin, this was not before a sizeable section of mature hedgerow…

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New Bus Routes Into the City

Ruddington bus passengers catching Nottingham City Transport (NCT) Navy 3 and Green 10 services to and from the City Centre will find a permanent change to both their routes and bus stops from this week. The redevelopment of the Broadmarsh area in Nottingham has reached the next stage – which on August 9th sees the permanent closure of Collin Street to all vehicles. The new traffic scheme is still going ahead despite retail company Intu going into administration recently, leaving the half-demolished Broadmarsh Shopping Centre in ‘limbo’ at the heart…

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Waiting for Camelot!

Residents who, for years, have had to endure bone-shaking journeys up and down one of Ruddington’s worst roads finally have some good news! A full highway resurface has been agreed for all of Camelot Street – also extending into Shelton Gardens, Camelot Crescent, Swanson Court, Woodhouse Gardens and Brookside Road – which will tie in with previous resurfacing work carried out on the rest of the estate over two years’ ago. Team Manager Design (Maintenance) at Via East Midlands, Peter Topliss, explains: “The works were delayed for a couple of reasons. The scheme…

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Kempson Court to Close

One of Ruddington’s less well known retail areas is set to be demolished for housing – after the owner revealed the site has been running at a loss. It seems the Coronavirus outbreak finally sealed its fate! Eight separate businesses are currently being accommodated in the tucked away courtyard at the far end of Kempson Street – created almost ten years ago in an L-shaped block of units that were originally intended to be used as workshops. However, some of these have since been refurbished and let out as both…

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Asher Lane Angst as Developer Moves In

Even before any actual construction work has begun at Ruddington’s new ‘Wilbur Chase’ development, the housing company who’ll be building it is being accused of breaching Rushcliffe Borough Council‘s planning conditions. Outline approval for 175 homes was controversially granted on appeal at the former Green Belt site north of Asher Lane just two years’ ago – despite significant local opposition including an initial planning refusal by the Borough Council.  Following the Government Planning Inspector’s nod, Avant Homes then won the tender from landowner Space Foods Limited to carry out the work. Its detailed…

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Ruddington’s April Roadworks

Despite the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, there’s still highway maintenance and other work scheduled to take place on the roads in our village over the next few weeks. If you are still out and about, making essential journeys, please note these 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 20th April 2020 To Wednesday 22nd April 2020 – A60 Loughborough Rd,…

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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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