What Next for Ruddington Parking Troublespot?

Residents and businesses in and around Cumberland Close will have to wait and see what’s decided by the authorities – now that their views on how to solve the local parking problem have been submitted. It follows long-standing frustration that inconsiderate parkers on both sides of this residential cul-de-sac, off Easthorpe Street, were frequently blocking residents’ driveways, obstructing pavements and narrowing the road to such an extent that wider vehicles servicing the properties could not get through. Face-to-face confrontation between residents and car users ensued – followed by damage to vehicles and near-misses…

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Have Your Say on Planning Enforcement

Ruddington’s three Borough Councillors are encouraging us to have our say on a proposed ‘Code of Practice’ to give the authority more powers of enforcement over breaches in planning control. It’s been hard to turn a corner here recently without coming across some building work or other – whether taking place at the heart of our historic Conservation Area or on the outer fringes of the village. Four significant further housing development sites have been approved recently on former Green Belt land in Ruddington, with construction having started most recently along…

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Have Your Say on ‘A Right Good Yarn’

We’re being invited to share our views on the Framework Knitters’ Museum expansion proposals – for a chance to win £100. The Ruddington tourist attraction is inviting you to have your say on its “emerging development plans that are set to transform the site as we know it today”. It says the aim is to deliver new displays and exhibitions along with an improved visitor route connecting the three spaces and offering better retail and catering facilities. After the museum received initial National Lottery support for its redevelopment and expansion project called…

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Another Asher Lane Consultation!

Ruddington residents who’ve previously commented or objected to the outline planning application for 175 new houses down Asher Lane have received an unexpected extra letter from Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC). Even though permission has already been granted for this Green Belt development following a controversial intervention by the Government Planning Inspectorate last May – landowner Space Foods Limited is now pushing for the access to be allowed via Musters Road rather than the (approved) Asher Lane one. You can read all the background to this latest appeal >>HERE<<. Even though it was…

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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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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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