‘Dream Now, Travel Later’ Says New Ruddington Travel Agent

While we have been confined to our homes, travel to other countries seems like a distant memory. However, local woman Leia Morales is encouraging us to ‘Dream Now, Travel Later’ with her new Ruddington based travel business. Easter holidays have already been affected by COVID-19, and it is unlikely that many of us will be planning on escaping overseas this Summer, as talks of a 14-day quarantine on return continue. Leia is encouraging us to plan ahead to 2021. She says: “In these uncertain times many of us need something…

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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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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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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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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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Prominent Pole To Go – But Not For Long!

An ‘eyesore’ mobile telecommunications mast at one of Ruddington’s green gateways – which was only erected in October 2017 after being controversially approved by Rushcliffe planners – is already set to be replaced. It seems the fifty foot tall ‘mono-pole’ alongside Wilford Road bordering Ruddington Grange Golf Course is no longer fit for purpose – despite being less that two and a half years’ old. New work which is set to take place over the next fortnight will mean further traffic disruption along this route whilst the current mast is taken down and a new one…

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New Parish Councillor Recruitment Drive

If you’re looking for a new challenge this new year – to do something which could make a positive difference to our village – Ruddington Parish Council (RPC) is currently inviting applications for new Councillors. Its new recruitment drive comes following numerous departures which, despite some Councillor co-options since, have left no less than seven vacancies on our Parish Council – which usually has 16 members. There’s currently one spare seat in Camelot Ward, three vacancies in Easthorpe Ward, two in Flawford Ward and one in Manor Ward. The areas…

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Balmore To Get Bigger

Hot on the heels of planning approval being given to developers to build a major new retirement complex in Manor Park, Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) has also given the go-ahead for a major expansion of existing accommodation for elderly residents in Ruddington. Balmore Nursing Home has been granted permission for “two storey and single storey extensions to provide 24 additional bedrooms, an additional conservatory, further sitting room accommodation and additional car parking” on its four acre site at 245-247 Loughborough Road. “Demolition of ancillary buildings” is being allowed in order to…

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‘Fork Handles’ Gets Connected

A small but state-of-the-art new property development in Ruddington will again be the cause of some good old-fashioned roadworks this week – as the site gets reconnected to the mains gas supply! The crumbling, former Bostock’s DIY shop at 70, Wilford Road, which closed in 2015, was bought by Ruddington’s Mascari Design Solutions Ltd and demolished two years’ ago to make way for two contemporary homes on the land – to be called ‘Fork Handles’ and ‘The Yard’ in tribute to their heritage. Since then a rather lengthy spell of construction work has been taking place –…

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