Flawforth Lane Closes AGAIN!

It’s been revealed that one our key village access routes will need to be closed for MORE roadworks – despite already having been shut to traffic for over THREE MONTHS at the end of last summer! After it was first postponed on FOUR occasions the Nottinghamshire County Council Highways work on Flawforth Lane finally began on September the 18th 2017 but then over-ran by FIVE weeks until the 30th November 2017. NOW it seems even THAT wasn’t enough… A NEW notice (below) and updated information on roadworks.org states that ANOTHER three week closure will…

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Ruddington Buses Diverted

If you’re catching Nottingham City Transport‘s Navy 3 or Green 10 into or out of the City Centre early or late this weekend beware that overnight diversions are taking place. These will also effect NightBus N48. It’s because the old pedestrian bridges across Collin Street between the old Broadmarsh Bus Station and the Shopping Centre are due to be removed between tonight (Friday 5th January) and Monday 8th January. Whilst this work is undertaken, there will be diversions on all buses using this route – which will be unable to…

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Mobile Mast Causes Further Disruption

Ruddington’s drivers and bus users are being warned to brace themselves for more delays on Wilford Road as new roadworks requiring temporary traffic lights begin there TODAY (Thursday 23rd November). The new mobile telecommunications pole on Wilford Road has been running on electricity from a large roadside generator since it was erected last month after connecting it to an existing mains power source was deemed to be unsafe. Peter Groves, who owns the nearest property on Wilford Road, told us: “O2 contacted The Lodge Boutique BnB to ask if they could tap into…

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Parish Council Responds to Green Belt Plans

Following last week’s important public meeting on the future of Ruddington’s Green Belt in St Peter’s Rooms, Ruddington Parish Council has just published its own views – objecting to TWO of the proposed housing sites and also to the increased allocation of homes for our village. This is in response to Rushcliffe Borough Council‘s Local Plan Part 2 consultation which now earmarks Ruddington for 410 new houses – 64% more properties than the 250 first mooted. The current Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) consultation, which ends this Monday November 27th, is on the suitability of the remaining FOUR out…

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Flawforth Lane Closure Extended Again!

The closure of one our key village access routes will now continue for almost FIVE WEEKS longer than originally scheduled! After having been postponed on FOUR previous occasions the Nottinghamshire County Council Highways work on Flawforth Lane finally began on September the 18th and was planned to go on for 6 weeks. It was then extended until this Friday November 17th. NOW another NEW notice (below) and updated information on roadworks.org states that it won’t be completed until Wednesday 29th November. No specific reason has been given why the work is overrunning so…

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Parish Council Consults on Green Belt Plans

An important meeting on the future of Ruddington’s Green Belt is being held in St Peter’s Rooms from 7.30pm tonight (Tuesday 14th November). Villagers are strongly encouraged to go along to give their views to Ruddington Parish Council on what its response should be to Rushcliffe Borough Council‘s Local Plan Part 2 consultation. Ruddington’s rural perimeter is now threatened with around 410 new homes  – that’s 64% more properties than first proposed. The latest Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) consultation, which runs until November 27th, is on the suitability of the remaining FOUR out of fourteen Green Belt sites…

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“Eyesore” Mast Causes Complaints

Ruddingtonians have taken to social media to express their concerns about a new fifty foot tall mobile telecommunications pole which was erected in our village last weekend. Rushcliffe Borough Council planners approved the new mast on Wilford Road in July after no objections to the proposals were received – despite the fact that it is on Green Belt land at one of our rural village gateways. The fifteen metre high mast supports three antennae and a satellite dish with a cabinet for ground based equipment beside it. A new pole was needed in the vicinity…

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Reaching Pole Position This Weekend

Along with the closure of Flawforth Lane getting extended for three weeks, there are also more roadworks through this weekend at the other end of Ruddington! Two-way traffic control returns to Wilford Road, just north of Sellors’ Playing Field, to allow the safe erection by Clarke Telecom of a fifty foot tall mobile telecommunications mast on behalf of O2. After the ground level equipment cabinet was installed beside the cycle path last month (top photo) it’s now time for the pole itself to be put up among the line of trees. The enclosed mast…

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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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Flawforth Lane Closure Extended

It’s been revealed the closure of one our key village access routes will continue for THREE WEEKS longer than originally scheduled. After having been postponed on FOUR previous occasions the Nottinghamshire County Council Highways work on Flawforth Lane finally began on September the 18th and was planned to go on for 6 weeks. Now a NEW notice (below) and updated information on roadworks.org states that it won’t be completed until Friday 17th November. No specific reason has been given for the delay. Flawforth Lane is closed for around 200 metres from the Flawford…

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