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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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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Former DIY Shop Plans Approved

Two rather striking new buildings WILL be built in Ruddington after a revised state-of-the-art scheme for a former DIY shop site was finally given the go-ahead by Rushcliffe planners. It’s third time lucky for the contemporary designs after two previous submissions in a similar style were rejected. Permission was originally refused primarily on the basis of “an over-intensive development of the site” and “poor design that fails to take the opportunities available for improving the character and quality of an area and the way it functions”. H.A. Bostock ceased trading at 70 Wilford Road in…

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24-Hour Fuel Refused

There’s to be no round-the-clock opening at Ruddington Service Station after the application was turned down by Rushcliffe planners. This upheld a condition imposed on the facility back in 1993 that “The petrol filling station shall only be open for business between the hours of 06.30 and 22.30 Monday to Friday, 07.00 and 22.30 hours Saturday and 08.00 until 22.00 hours Sunday.”  It was a restriction added out of consideration for residents in the vicinity of 130-132 Loughborough Road. Permission was again refused on the grounds that allowing opening beyond the current hours “…is considered likely to generate increased…

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New ‘Phone Mast Approved

Plans to erect a fifty foot tall mobile telecommunications pole at one of our village gateways have been approved by Rushcliffe planners. They were rubber-stamped at a Borough Council meeting on Tuesday night (July 4th) after no objections to the proposals were received. The new structure will appear in the line of trees alongside the Wilford Road cycle path, by the golf course, just as it enters Ruddington. The fifteen metre high mast will support three antennae and a satellite dish, whilst “associated ground based equipment cabinets and ancillary development” is to be be constructed beside it (see diagram). FULL details can…

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24-Hour Fuel for Ruddington?

Our village filling station could soon be open right around the clock if permission is granted by Rushcliffe planners. Ruddington Service Station at 130-132 Loughborough Road has applied for 24-hour trading. This would throw out a condition imposed on them back in 1993 that “The petrol filling station shall only be open for business between the hours of 06.30 and 22.30 Monday to Friday, 07.00 and 22.30 hours Saturday and 08.00 until 22.00 hours Sunday.”  It was a restriction added out of consideration for residents in the vicinity. The Esso station has been operated by Euro Garages…

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Digging Begins for “Lace Gardens”

Ten months after being granted planning permission by Rushcliffe Borough Council preparations have begun for the construction of another Ruddington housing development. “Lace Gardens” will see another 28 new homes built in Ruddington at the corner of Brookside Road and Woodhouse Gardens – with the demolition of the current Malmic Lace factory building and two existing houses on the site.  All but four of the new homes to be built there will be accessed via a single route off Brookside Road. During the consultation process some local residents had objected to the plans – mainly on the basis of increased traffic and parking…

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Another Move? Good Evans!

There’s been quite a rush of Ruddington traders shifting locations in recent years. Now our historic chemist’s shop is planning to do likewise! Evans Pharmacy has re-applied for permission to construct larger, purpose built premises at 11 Charles Street with revised plans drawn up by Nottingham’s Allan Joyce Architects. If given the go-ahead it would mean the erection of a brand new state-of-the-art building for use of as a pharmacy – filling in the gap between the existing house and the back of Ruddington Library – plus the conversion of one room of the old property to a…

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Fifty Foot Tall ‘Phone Mast Proposed

Plans have been submitted to erect a fifteen metre high mobile communications pole at one of our village gateways. If given the go-ahead, the new structure will appear in the line of trees alongside the Wilford Road cycle path, by the golf course, just as it enters Ruddington (see aerial photo). The fifty foot mast would support three antennae and a satellite dish, whilst “associated ground based equipment cabinets and ancillary development” would be constructed beside it. The application has been submitted by Clarke Telecom for, and on behalf, of CTIL & Telefonica UK Ltd – who’ve…

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Ambitious Former DIY Shop Plans

There could soon be two rather striking new buildings in Ruddington if a state-of-the-art scheme for a former DIY shop site is given the go-ahead by Rushcliffe planners. H.A. Bostock ceased trading at 70 Wilford Road last year after 56 years – when owners Tony and Hazel Theaker retired.  You can read their story HERE. The property was put up for sale with outline planning permission already granted to demolish the existing building (left) and for two traditional three-storey semi-detached homes to be built there. However it was bought by Mascari Design Solutions Ltd who have spent most of the past…

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