General Election 2019 – Our Candidates

In a UK General Election with an outcome that’s very difficult to predict, one thing is for certain: by the end of this week, Ruddington will have a new representative at Westminster! Of course, that’s because “Father of the House” and Member of Parliament for Rushcliffe for the past 49 years, The Right Honourable Kenneth Clarke, has just retired at the age of 79. At the previous election on June 8th 2017 Mr Clarke secured 30,223 Conservative votes, with Labour in second place on 22,213 and the Lib Dems third with 2,759.…

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First Ruddington Green Belt Housing Approved

Linden Homes has become the first property developer to be granted full planning permission to build a new housing estate on Ruddington’s Green Belt by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) – as part of its recently approved Local Plan Part 2. This is despite the number of homes in the application being 12% more than were allocated by The Plan and local protests that the increased number of dwellings would mean the removal of dozens of mature trees on the Flawforth Lane site which border existing properties on Flawforth Avenue. At last night’s…

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Revised Application Fails to Reduce Number of Houses

Ruddington residents, Councillors and campaign groups are dismayed that an updated planning application for a major housing development on flood prone fields west of Wilford Road still shows no reduction in the proposed number of homes – despite it being for over a third more new properties than designated in Rushcliffe Borough Council‘s Local Plan. After nothing but public objections to Bloor Homes‘ previous submission, its latest plans for this soon to be rescinded area of our Green Belt are a slightly changed version of the application submitted in June this year. They include…

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Save Our Countryside!

In the wake of at least 525 new houses being approved on large chunks of our village Green Belt earlier this month, Ruddington Green Party is calling for anyone who cares about our countryside to sign a national petition to ‘Cease all new developments on Green Belt and greenfield sites across the country’. They say it’s “…a small way to respond the the encroachment and environmental damage which is being done locally.” Ruddington’s two Labour Borough Councillors – who were the only two members to vote against the approval of Rushcliffe Borough…

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Dwellings Pending For Allen Vending

The distinctive premises of a former Ruddington beverage vending machine supplier will be turned into residential accommodation under plans being submitted to Rushcliffe Borough Council. Allen Vending ceased trading from our village after rival company GEM Vending acquired the Ruddington company in September 2018 and moved all its operations to Langley Mill. Now an application’s been submitted for its old site at the corner of High Street and Kirk Lane to be changed into five flats. Under proposals by Tan Designs Ltd this will mean alterations to the buildings including partial demolition…

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Ruddington Makes Awards Shortlist – UPDATE!

A hard working village community group, our newest high street shop and a major drugs development company in Ruddington are all in the running for one of this year’s Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards. Organised by Rushcliffe Borough Council, and co-promoted by West Bridgford Wire, the annual community accolades celebrate volunteers, businesses, clubs, organisations, environmentalists, sports teams and athletes in the district and the best of its health and wellbeing and food and drink sectors in eleven categories. Even though the full shortlist isn’t officially announced yet, we can reveal that no less…

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Councillors Vote to Rescind Ruddington’s Green Belt

It’s just over a week since we revealed that FOUR Green Belt areas around the edge of our village had been given the Government Planning Inspector’s blessing to be sacrificed for at least 525 new houses. In his report, Senior Inspector Philip Lewis BA (Hons) MA MRTPI concluded that Rushcliffe’s Local Plan Part 2, as submitted for examination, was “legally compliant and sound, subject to a number of modifications” he has recommended. None of these recommendations involved removing any houses from Ruddington’s quota! At the Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) ‘Extraordinary Meeting’ called last night (Tuesday…

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Police Report Record Haul During Knife Amnesty

Community support is being acknowledged in helping Nottinghamshire Police recover a record number of weapons during the nationwide ‘Operation Sceptre’ week of action last month. Officers reveal that, across our county, more than 1,000 weapons were taken out of circulation. 949 were handed in through the knife amnesty, between the 16th and 22nd September, and the rest through weapons sweeps, targeted operations and stop and search activity. Inspector Craig Berry of Rushcliffe Police reports that a number of knives were handed in to West Bridgford Police station – whilst a machete was recovered in…

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Green Light For 525 Green Belt Houses

It’s just been officially confirmed that dozens of acres of Ruddington’s precious Green Belt, at four locations on the edge of our village, have been given the government’s blessing to be sacrificed for new housing development. It’s after Rushcliffe’s ‘Local Plan Part 2: Land and Planning Policies’, as submitted for examination, was declared “legally compliant and sound” by the HM Government Planning Inspector – albeit subject to a number of minor modifications which he has recommended. The long awaited verdict means that the Green Belt sites chosen by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) here and elsewhere…

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Ruddington Councillors Lead Action on Climate Change

A motion proposed and seconded by Ruddington Councillors that Rushcliffe Borough Council should reduce its use of, and future investment in, fossil fuels was passed unanimously at its meeting last night. Labour Borough Councillor Jennifer Walker, who was elected to represent Ruddington earlier this year, told RUDDINGTON.info they had been approached as a party, by residents and action groups in Rushcliffe, asking them to deliver a motion for the divestment of fossil fuels. “We finished on the final draft after much negotiating with the other members of different political persuasions in the…

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