What’s Happening at the Old Barbershop?

Last December we reported that Aidy’s Barbers along Wilford Road had ceased trading – bringing to an end decades of gents’ hairdressing on Dutton’s Hill. At the time, 18a Wilford Road was up for sale by online auction following an application by Chris Chawner to change the use of the ground floor to Class E(b) food and drink for a café/restaurant and to create a two bedroomed apartment on the first floor.* Up until now it has been a three bedroomed house plus a ground floor barbers – although the house…

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A Ruddy Fine Gin for Jacob?

Gin made here in Ruddington may soon be stocked in bars and restaurants across Parliament if our local MP gets her way. Please see the update below!* Ruth Edwards, who is also the co-chair of the ‘All Party Parliamentary Group for Geographically Protected Foods’, raised the issue in a letter to the House of Commons Commission – which is responsible for overseeing its day-to-day running. She pitched for British food and drink to be put at the heart of our democratic institutions, and she wants the change to start with Ruddy Fine…

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No Traffic Lights for our Village Centre

Ruddington residents and village Councillors are expressing dismay that one of the key planning conditions for the approval of 175 houses down Asher Lane has now been abandoned by Rushcliffe Borough Council without a clear alternative. At a meeting of its Planning Committee yesterday, Councillors voted 7 to 2 in favour of allowing Avant Homes  to continue letting residents move into its ‘Wilbur Chase’ development – despite not all the stipulated highway improvements having yet been completed. The original planning conditions were imposed to avoid worsening the peak-time traffic congestion through our village…

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Incinerator Plans Approved

In August last year, RUDDINGTON.info reported on a village-led campaign to “Stop the Incinerator” which was being proposed for the site of the soon-to-be decommissioned Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station. It followed an application submitted to Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) in July 2020 by Uniper UK Limited for the development of ‘The East Midlands Energy Re-Generation’ (EMERGE) Centre – which it described as a ‘multifuel energy recovery facility – to recover energy from waste material’. This proposal meant environmental campaigners’ initial joy – that a coal fired power plant now so little used by The National Grid was to be…

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Amazon Locker for Co-op

Ruddington will soon have its own ‘Amazon Locker’ if plans submitted on behalf of the Co-operative Food Store are given the go ahead. A design and access statement has been prepared by Bowman Riley Architects in support of a full planning application to install the new external locker at the side of Ruddington Co-op – in the Parish Council’s Church Street Car Park. Amazon ‘Hub’ Lockers are secure, self-service kiosks where Amazon.co.uk shoppers can pick up packages they’ve ordered online 24 hours a day at a location convenient to them. If the plans…

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New Ruddington Shopping Precinct Approved!

Proposals for a chic, new shopping area in our village centre have been given the go-ahead by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) planners. The ‘mews’ style development behind Church Street in Ruddington has got the green light following the recent RBC consultation. This resulted in just one public objection – from a resident on Charles Street who was concerned about increased pressures on parking and it affecting neighbours’ privacy. The ambitious scheme by Ruddington based Victoria Properties will turn the area to the rear of some of its existing village shops into a brand new retail…

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Controversial Residents Only Parking Approved

Plans to make most of two Ruddington village centre streets ‘Parking By Permit Holders Only’ during daytime hours have been approved by Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC). The contentious scheme for Charles Street and Parkyns Street, which RUDDINGTON.info originally reported on last October, was rubber-stamped today (7th March 2019) by NCC’s ‘Communities and Place Committee’ despite 34 objections – including from Ruddington Parish Council. The original idea came about following a growing number of complaints to the Council from shoppers and traders about the lack of daytime parking spaces in our village centre. Many cited the…

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