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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Dutton’s Hill Gas Works Cause Delays

Motorists are being warned that unscheduled roadworks which have appeared on Wilford Road in Ruddington could be with us for a week! Drivers are facing queues in both directions after a gas leak meant Cadent were called in to carry out essential repairs to the main on Dutton’s Hill. Peak time delays are inevitable as 24-hour two-way temporary traffic lights are in use. Single line traffic means all parking outside Sainsbury’s has been suspended. The work in progress is to “…trace, then excavate to repair gas escape and reinstate where…

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Further Green Belt Housing Plans Revealed

William Davis Homes is the latest property developer to show its hand in Ruddington by publishing proposals for around 180 new homes it wants to build on “land off Mere Way”. This is one of the Green Belt sites earmarked in Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Local Plan Part 2 – outlined in red above – which was formerly known as RUD13. RBC’s plan suggests 170 houses to fulfil its quota on this land – slightly less than these new proposals are showing. Leaflets, containing a ‘freepost’ comments form, have been dropping through…

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‘Fork Handles’ and ‘The Yard’ Take Shape!

Ruddington is no stranger to new house building in recent times – with considerably more development still to come – but a prominent village plot that’s created a great deal of interest over the past year or so is the site of the former Bostock’s DIY Shop at 70, Wilford Road. The historic business closed in October 2015 after 56 years – when owners Tony and Hazel Theaker retired – and was bought by Ruddington’s Mascari Design Solutions Ltd. New owner Rob and his team then worked with Justin Smith Architects of Derby…

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