Dismay at Pay & Display

It seems there has been a largely negative reaction so far to the planned introduction of compulsory car parking charges at our country park this June – even though it will still only cost us a pound! Currently the £1 parking fee is by voluntary donation – meaning that some visitors choose not to pay it. The same noticeboard suggests that regular users contribute £20 per year. Making parking charges mandatory is expected to raise an additional £20,000 in income for Rushcliffe Borough Council – who voted for the change at a meeting in December. Rushcliffe Country…

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Parish Council will Object to Asher Lane Housing Plan

Ruddington residents are being reminded there’s now just a week left to comment on a revised outline planning application to build a major new housing development off Asher Lane. The scheme for 175 new dwellings on greenbelt land between Ruddington and the Country Park has again been lodged by land owners Space Foods Ltd following their withdrawal last year of a similar application – but for up to 250 houses. ALL the official documents relating to this application can be found >>HERE<<. You can read the background to this story and details of arguments for and against it >>HERE<<. Villagers…

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Another New Homes Plan for Asher Lane

Rushcliffe Borough Council says it’s received revised plans this week to build 175 new dwellings on Ruddington’s greenbelt north of Asher Lane. These have again been lodged by land owners Space Foods Ltd. It follows their first application just over two years ago for 250 houses on the same site.  At that time a public meeting was held by Ruddington Parish Council who pro-actively supported villagers with objections to building there. Ruddington Action Group was also formed to lobby against it. On that occasion 903 comments were received – with 896 people objecting to the proposal and only…

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28 More Houses for Ruddington

Almost a year after plans were first submitted, permission has been granted by Rushcliffe Borough Council for another 28 new homes in Ruddington. The latest housing development at the corner of Brookside Road and Woodhouse Gardens will see the demolition of the current Malmic Lace factory building and two existing houses on the site.  All but four of the new homes to be built there will be accessed via a single route off Brookside Road. During the consultation process some local residents had objected to the plans – mainly on the basis of increased traffic…

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