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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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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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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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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Compulsory Parking Fees Introduced

If you’re visiting Ruddington’s Country Park this weekend here’s a timely reminder that you must now pay to park – or face a fine. Despite the largely negative public reaction to the proposed introduction of compulsory car parking charges – as we reported here on RUDDINGTON.info in February – Rushcliffe Borough Council has gone ahead with the mandatory £1 fee this month. Previously the £1 parking charge was by voluntary donation – meaning that some visitors chose not to pay it. Making parking charges compulsory is expected to raise an additional £20,000 in annual income for the cash-strapped council –…

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Parish Council Favours “Southern Gateway” Housing

Ruddington Parish Councillors have voted in favour of recommending  just ONE additional site for potential Green Belt homes – off the A60 Mere Way roundabout (pictured). It follows the Annual Parish Meeting last night during which members of the public were invited to ask questions and comment on a further FOUR sites which Rushcliffe Borough Council has identified for possible new greenfield housing developments in Ruddington. These are shown as RUD11, RUD12, RUD13 & RUD14 on their latest map (below) adding to ten original sites aiming to accomodate “at least another 250 houses” on our Green Belt by 2028. You can…

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Asher Lane Housing Plans Refused

Ruddington residents can breathe a sigh of relief – for now – after Rushcliffe Borough Council rejected plans to build 175 new homes on our Green Belt north of Asher Lane. The proposals were lodged by land owners Space Foods Ltd back in January after a previous application for 250 houses on the same site was withdrawn just over two years earlier. In the subsequent public consultation about the development (see map below) 655 people objected to the plans with only 2 supporting them. ALL the documents relating to this application can be found >>HERE<< and you can read the background >>HERE<<.…

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Housing Consultation Deadline This Friday!

Village residents concerned about possible large new housing developments on Ruddington’s Green Belt are reminded that they must have their say by 5pm this Friday, the 31st of March 2017. Following last year’s public consultation, a further FOUR sites where new housing developments might be built in Ruddington have been identified by Rushcliffe Borough Council. These are shown as RUD11, RUD12, RUD13 & RUD14 on their latest map – adding to ten original sites aiming to accomodate at least another 250 houses on our greenbelt by 2028. A statement on their planning website…

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New Housing Threat To Ruddington

Following last year’s public consultation, a further FOUR sites where new housing developments might be built in Ruddington have now been identified by Rushcliffe Borough Council. These are shown as RUD11, RUD12, RUD13 & RUD14 on a newly published map – adding to ten original sites aiming to accomodate at least another 250 houses on our greenbelt by 2028. A statement on their planning website about The Local Plan Part 2 explains “We are now undertaking an additional round of consultation to consider further where new homes might be built. The…

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Dismay at Pay & Display

It seems there has been a largely negative reaction so far to the planned introduction of compulsory car parking charges at our country park this June – even though it will still only cost us a pound! Currently the £1 parking fee is by voluntary donation – meaning that some visitors choose not to pay it. The same noticeboard suggests that regular users contribute £20 per year. Making parking charges mandatory is expected to raise an additional £20,000 in income for Rushcliffe Borough Council – who voted for the change at a meeting in December. Rushcliffe Country…

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