Easthorpe Street Housing Approved

A Ruddington hairdressing salon, chiropodist, photography studio, joinery firm and electrician will now need to find new premises – after an application for a housing development off Easthorpe Street was given the go ahead by Rushcliffe planners. Seven new homes proposed by landowner Jeff Hind have been approved there under plans drawn up by Carlton Design Architecture Limited (application reference 17/01690/FUL). Just five villagers objected to the development. Now numbers 35 and 37 Easthorpe Street will be completely demolished – the first being a residential property but the second still home…

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Green Belt Housing Shortlist Consultation Begins

Ruddington’s rural perimeter is now threatened with around 410 new homes  – that’s 64% more properties than first proposed. The latest consultation, starting TODAY, is on the suitability of the remaining FOUR out of thirteen Green Belt sites originally earmarked by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) in their revised Local Plan for future housing development. You can read all the background >>HERE<<. The current shortlist (see new map above) was approved at an RBC Cabinet meeting last month at Rushcliffe Arena when, without discussion, the five members unanimously rubber-stamped the recommendation (below) of the “Local Plan Part 2: Preferred Housing Sites” report about which…

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Neighbourhood Plan Gets Approval

Ruddington Parish Council has given its backing to a new plan which, it’s claimed, will give village residents direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood – and shape the development and growth of our local area. It’s expected to pick up directly from our Ruddington Village Plan which was published this summer. With a Neighbourhood Plan communities are given additional influence to choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built and have their say on what those new buildings should look like. Issues which could be…

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The Greatest of The Green Flags?

Are you a regular visitor to Ruddington’s own Country Park?  If so, do you think it’s one of the best of the best? For the eleventh year in a row Rushcliffe Country Park is already flying the flag as one of the UK’s 1,797 finest green spaces. NOW they want to get into the Top Ten! The Green Flag Award People’s Choice 2017 is open for voting until the end of this month so we’re encouraging our readers to give our local park YOUR vote right NOW! It’s a great…

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Council Continues the Consultation!

It would seem that it’s not all over yet when it comes to decisions about Ruddington’s Green Belt! A pivotal Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) Cabinet meeting took place on Tuesday 12th September in the Council Chamber at Rushcliffe Arena when the five key RBC members were tasked with acting upon the “Local Plan Part 2: Preferred Housing Sites” report. This is all about rescinding areas of the Green Belt in Rushcliffe to build new housing – including FOUR green field sites in Ruddington identified for over FOUR HUNDRED new homes. You can…

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“Save Sellors’ Playing Field”

A group of Ruddington residents is calling on Rushcliffe Borough Councillors to reject plans to build 180 houses on an area of our village Green Belt (RUD1) because it includes a covenanted recreation ground which is also registered as an Asset of Community Value. RUD1 to the west of Wilford Road, which contains the community space, is one of the sites being recommended in RBC’s latest “Local Plan Part 2: Preferred Housing Sites” document. (Please click >>HERE<< for the background). As reported on RUDDINGTON.info last week, a cabinet meeting at Rushcliffe Arena TONIGHT will provisionally decide which…

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Green Belt Gateways to Go?

It’s been revealed that key Rushcliffe Borough Councillors will decide at a meeting NEXT WEEK which sites in Ruddington will be removed from our Green Belt – in order to accommodate over FOUR HUNDRED new homes. This follows years of deliberation and two public consultations by the council – in 2016 and earlier this year – when villagers were invited to identify preferred sites out of the 14 proposed for Green Belt development. These are shown as RUD1 to RUD14 on the map. The original aim was to accomodate at least another…

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New Pharmacy Approved

Ruddington’s famous chemist’s shop WILL soon be moving from its historic home on High Street – after permission was granted by Rushcliffe planners for a move to larger, purpose-built premises nearby. Evans Pharmacy has received approval for its new, state-of-the-art building at 11 Charles Street with revised plans drawn up by Nottingham’s Allan Joyce Architects. It will fill in the gap between Old Dairy Cottage and the back of Ruddington Library – and involve the conversion of one room of the cottage into a consulting area. A new, dedicated four space…

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Annual Summer Fayre this Saturday

Ruddington’s second “Summer Fayre” is being held on The Green this Saturday, the 19th of August, and promises to be even bigger and better than last year. After the success of the inaugural event in 2016 it’s again been organised for the village by Ruddington Parish Council – and will take place between midday and 6pm. Cox’s Funfair will be there, you can have your photo taken in the stocks with Ruddington Scouts, experience the ‘Under our Wing’ talking and singing birds, play with Zoe’s Party Animals, enjoy the food…

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‘Community Hub’ for Former Youth Centre?

The former Youth and Community Centre on The Green could soon be put back into use as a ‘community hub’ for our village if a group of Ruddington residents gets its way. In 2014 the Nottinghamshire County Council owned premises were threatened with closure when government spending cuts meant the council could no longer afford to run them. Subsequently, however, they were leased out to fitness firm Project Body UK on the basis that youth provision would be reintroduced there on three days per week. This began to happen last summer and several community organisations…

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