Another Green Flag for Rushcliffe Country Park!

Ruddington’s Country Park has raised its thirteenth consecutive Green Flag Award – acknowledging it as one of the very best parks in the UK – and its hard working volunteers have been praised in what’s become an annual celebration! The Mayor of Rushcliffe Cllr Mrs Christine Jeffreys and Deputy Leader of the Council Cllr Debbie Mason joined over a dozen volunteers from the Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park at a ceremony yesterday to mark the raising of the prestigious flag and hear more about their work around the open space.…

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Ruddington “Under Attack” Say Housing Protest Groups

Three Ruddington campaign groups have joined forces in a last minute bid to halt the sudden and sharp increase in proposed house-building in our village. Protect Ruddington (PR), Ruddington Community Association (RCA) and Ruddington Action Group (RAG) hope to quickly gain further support from as many of the seven and a half thousand village residents as possible to protest at the latest large scale development plans. This includes a final call to Ruddingtonians to object about two major Green Belt housing applications, for which the Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) public consultations are…

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Alternative Musters Road Housing Access Approved!

In another astonishing twist for Ruddington’s Green Belt housing saga, a Government Planning Inspector has once again overruled a planning refusal by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) in favour of the landowner. The site on ‘Land off Asher Lane’ (formerly known as RUD07 and now as Policy 6.4 in the Rushcliffe Local Plan Part 2) has already been given outline planning approval for 175 new homes with access off Asher Lane. This was when Space Foods Ltd appealed to the Government’s Planning Inspectorate about RBC’s refusal for its proposed development here and was successful. This decision was to the dismay…

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Flawforth Lane Green Belt Housing Plans

Linden Homes is the latest property developer to submit a full planning application to Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) to build a major new housing estate in Ruddington – even though the site in question has yet to be removed from our Green Belt. The plans have been prepared by Landmark Planning and propose 56 dwellings on ‘Land South of Flawforth Lane’ – the site formerly used by landscape contracting business Ecoplants. The five existing buildings there would be demolished. This land is one of the Green Belt development areas earmarked in Rushcliffe…

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New Police Warning About Thefts from Vehicles

Although May was another relatively quiet month for crime in Ruddington, many of the incidents investigated by officers were again thefts from motor vehicles parked in residential areas of our village. These accounted for nearly half the offences reported. Police are reminding people not to leave valuables in unattended cars and vans, particularly overnight. Inspector Craig Berry of Rushcliffe Police is also warning residents that shed and garage burglaries have started to increase across the area: “As the weather improves, and the nights become lighter, cycles, power tools and garden machinery have…

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174 Homes Proposed for Flood Prone Green Belt

A full planning application to build 174 new homes on agricultural land west of Wilford Road in Ruddington has now been submitted to Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC). The proposals will come as no surprise to most local residents, since the area (formerly known as RUD01 and now referred to as Policy 6.1) has long been targeted by Bloor Homes – with discussions taking place between the property developer, Oxalis Planning and Ruddington Parish Council (RPC) as far back as December 2014. Originally RPC proposed to sell off Sellors’ Playing Field to accommodate…

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Another Green Belt Consultation!

When the Rushcliffe Local Plan Part 1: Core Strategy was adopted back in December 2014 things didn’t look too bad for Ruddington. Identified infill sites for new homes here, along with some available “brownfield” areas, meant that our village would be required to accommodate just 250 further homes on its precious Green Belt. Over the following four and a half years, however, that outlook was set to change significantly. (You can read the details of this long running saga elsewhere on the RUDDINGTON.info website.) To summarise, a number of consultations…

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End Of An Era for Ruddington Chemists

This morning customers are busy queuing up at 12, High Street to collect their prescriptions and buy their medicines – just like generations of Ruddingtonians before them over the past 114 years. At lunchtime today, however, that’s all set to change! At one o’clock on this 11th day of May 2019, Evans Pharmacy staff will close and lock up the historic shop for the final time – and relocate over the weekend into their new, state-of-the-art building at 11, Charles Street. Since being approved almost two years’ ago, these larger premises have been…

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Ruddington Swings To Labour

In an election outcome which may surprise many Ruddingtonians, Labour has stolen two out of the three available seats on Rushcliffe Borough Council from the Conservatives. The results from yesterday’s poll mean that Labour candidates Jen Walker and Mike Gaunt (pictured above left and centre) are duly elected to the Council for the first time – with third placed Gary Dickman (pictured right) securing the remaining seat for the Conservatives. Former Tory Councillor Martin Buckle was therefore not re-elected. The three Green Party candidates received fewer votes in total than the others,…

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It’s Time to Vote!

Don’t forget, Local Government Elections are taking place in Ruddington this Thursday – with our two village Polling Stations at St Peter’s Rooms and The Village Hall open between 7am and 10pm. For newcomers to our village, the one you’ll need to use depends upon where you live – and is printed with a location map on your Poll Card. Ruddingtonians are only required to cast votes for up to three new Rushcliffe Borough Councillors this time. This is because there were more seats than candidates for Ruddington Parish Council, so that’s uncontested, and the next Nottinghamshire…

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