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 After nothing but public objections to Bloor Homes‘ previous submission, its latest plans for this soon to be rescinded area of our Green Belt are a slightly changed version of the application submitted in June this year.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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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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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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Two Weeks of Temporary Traffic Lights

Ruddington drivers are being slowed down again at the northern end of our village from today – due to new roadworks which began this lunchtime and are scheduled to last a fortnight. Major gas work is being carried out by Cadent on Wilford Road at the gateway to Lodge Farm – near the entrance to Ruddington Grange Golf Club – meaning off-peak temporary traffic lights are in use from Wednesday 18th September to Wednesday 2nd October inclusive. Workers say the old main in the verge alongside the highway is being cut off at…

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Another 180 Homes Approved on Ruddington Green Belt

Outline planning permission for William Davis Homes to build a major new housing estate on ‘Land East Of Loughborough Road’ in Ruddington was given the ‘green light’ by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) planners last night. This site, off the Mere Way Roundabout, is one of the four Green Belt development areas surrounding our village earmarked in RBC’s Local Plan Part 2 (originally known as RUD13 now as Policy 6.3). (You can read further details about this application >>HERE<<.) RBC’s plan allocates 170 new homes to fulfil its quota on this land – but…

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Cox’s Family Fun Fair in Ruddington

Sellors’ Playing Field will once again come alive with music and laughter at the end of July with the arrival of Ruddington “Wakes”. This year’s traditional family fun fair beside Wilford Road, run as always by Cox’s Amusements, takes place from Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th of July. It’s now celebrating over fifty years on this site! The event itself actually dates back one hundred years, when the St Peter’s Feast was the start of the school holidays in the village, around the 29th of June. “The Wakes” were then held on…

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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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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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More Dutton’s Hill Delays

Ruddington’s motorists are experiencing further hold-ups – because Cadent gas work on Wilford Road has returned! The company originally began tackling an unexpected problem on Dutton’s Hill before Easter. Emergency works started there to “…trace, then excavate to repair gas escape and reinstate where possible.” However, it appears the issue was not resolved, and the workers, their pneumatic drills and 24-hour two-way traffic lights are all back! Now, drivers through this part of our village are facing more peak time queues, and the single line traffic means all parking outside Sainsbury’s has again…

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