More Housing on Former Ruddington Green Belt?

Another 32 new homes could be built on former Green Belt land in Ruddington if planning permission is granted to construct them in the grounds of an existing village property.

Rather than selling The Croft at 211, Loughborough Road as a large, family home, Lincolnshire based Pygott & Crone Holdings Limited is instead advertising it for the owner as “…8.5 acres of prime residential development (stp), alongside an existing residential dwelling.” It suggests that the current property could be converted into three town houses – for a developer to sell individually – and that 32 additional houses could be built within its substantial gardens and pasture land. It has even drawn up a potential layout (top) and artist’s impression (below) of how the leafy new estate might look.

Granting of the required planning permission has been made considerably more likely because the land was released from Ruddington’s Green Belt by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) last year for the adoption of its ‘Local Plan Part 2’. This was to enable both the William Davis development of 180 homes off the Mere Way Roundabout and the new Linden Homes estate of 56 new houses off Flawforth Lane. However, other repercussions so far have been to allow a significant expansion of Balmore Nursing Home into former Ruddington Green Belt land followed by this slightly speculative sale of adjoining land for further housebuilding.

In response to Pygott & Crone’s pre-planning application for The Croft, officials at RBC stated: “With an allocated residential development site to the east effectively encompassing this application site, it is only reasonable to consider that this site lies within the reasonable and established settlement boundaries of Ruddington, one of the Borough’s ‘key settlements’ for growth as identified under Policy 3 of the Core Strategy.”

The site is bounded by two other new housing developments now under construction and Balmore Nursing Home

This has been taken as a ‘green light’ for development by the company: “Given the acknowledged sustainability of the settlement of Ruddington, it is only reasonable to accept that this site represents a windfall development site within the settlement of Ruddington and that therefore residential development be acceptable ‘in principle’ subject to technical and detailed considerations” it writes. “Accordingly, we are of the opinion that the site has potential for redevelopment of a residential nature (subject to planning permission), and providing any proposal has regard for the heritage and character of the surrounding area.”

There is no stated price tag for this land, with the property being offered for sale by way of ‘informal tender’ instead. All bids must be submitted by Wednesday 4th June 2021. Since the vendor is prepared to accept offers, subject to the necessary planning permissions being received, it seems likely that further residential development here is on the cards. You can find more details >>HERE<<.

Croft House sits in extensive grounds – now removed from Ruddington’s Green Belt

If a formal planning application is submitted, we’ll let you know here at

{Property/map images courtesy of Pygott & Crone}

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