Would YOU Want a Public Right of Way Here?

Ruddington residents who face having a new footpath and cycleway just feet from their homes say they were not properly consulted during the protracted planning process. Wayne Swift and his family live in one of the homes on Old Station Road {pictured top} which will be impacted by the route of this new public right of way. It’s set to be squeezed in at property level between the house boundaries {to the right of the existing fence} and the Clifton Road embankment. Wayne told us: “All those that want the…

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Safer Footpath a Step Closer

Villagers frustrated by the lack of progress in building a safe and convenient pedestrian access to their homes may finally have some good news! Nottinghamshire County Council has revealed that moving things forward is now just a signature away – meaning the long awaited footpath/cycleway from Clifton Road via the Old Station Drive development directly into the Pasture Lane Estate (see aerial view above) can then be constructed. Residents’ anger even prompted them to start a petition to the County Council and Crest Nicholson Homes this week. It details how hundreds of Ruddington residents…

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Roundabout Roundup

With construction of our new Ruddington roundabout well underway we thought it was time to bring you a bit of a progress report in words and pictures… The work, which began on the 9th of January, is to convert the current T-Junction where Clifton Road meets Wilford Road into a roundabout.  You can read the background to this >>HERE<<. As you can see, a month on, most of the road widening work is now complete, with minimal impact on traffic so far. However we’re being warned that the next phase will be the most…

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Roundabout Now?

Construction of a new roundabout in Ruddington is finally set to begin after being delayed almost six months by a failure to consult properly with affected properties. Originally work was due to start on the 26th of July last year at the Wilford Road/Clifton Road junction and should have been completed by the end of the school summer holidays. Following a four week consultation Nottinghamshire County Council rubber-stamped their new parking and waiting restrictions at a Highways meeting in October.  These include new double yellow lines in front of the Victoria Tavern Inn and adjacent houses on Wilford Road – and also the…

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New Roundabout Delayed!

It’s emerged that work to build Ruddington’s new roundabout was halted just days before it was due to begin because of a failure to consult properly with affected properties. Construction was due to start today (Tuesday 26th July) at the Wilford Road/Clifton Road junction and should have been completed by the end of August. However Nottinghamshire County Council has now belatedly issued a consultation document to explain its proposals to “ensure the safe operation of the junction”.  These include new double yellow lines in front of the Victoria Tavern Inn and adjacent houses on Wilford Road…

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