Former DIY Shop Plans Approved

Two rather striking new buildings WILL be built in Ruddington after a revised state-of-the-art scheme for a former DIY shop site was finally given the go-ahead by Rushcliffe planners. It’s third time lucky for the contemporary designs after two previous submissions in a similar style were rejected. Permission was originally refused primarily on the basis of “an over-intensive development of the site” and “poor design that fails to take the opportunities available for improving the character and quality of an area and the way it functions”. H.A. Bostock ceased trading at 70 Wilford Road in…

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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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Ambitious Former DIY Shop Plans

There could soon be two rather striking new buildings in Ruddington if a state-of-the-art scheme for a former DIY shop site is given the go-ahead by Rushcliffe planners. H.A. Bostock ceased trading at 70 Wilford Road last year after 56 years – when owners Tony and Hazel Theaker retired.  You can read their story HERE. The property was put up for sale with outline planning permission already granted to demolish the existing building (left) and for two traditional three-storey semi-detached homes to be built there. However it was bought by Mascari Design Solutions Ltd who have spent most of the past…

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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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Ruddington Wakes this week!

After being delayed by repair work to Sellors’ Recreation Ground, the rescheduled dates for the 2016 “Ruddington Wakes” funfair have been announced. It’s now taking place THIS week – just a fortnight later than originally planned!  The dates and times can be seen on their poster. This traditional event dates back one hundred years when the St Peter’s Feast was the start of the school holidays in the village, around the 29th June, and the “Wakes” were then held on The Green. Since 1968 the village event has been held on Sellors’ Playing…

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