Final Consultation

As you might expect, COVID-19 has had an impact on the progress of our Neighbourhood Plan. However, we’re pleased to report that the final consultation on the Plan has now been organised! Rushcliffe Borough Council, our planning authority, will be conducting the consultation, which will run from Friday 6th November 2020 until Friday 18th December 2020.

By now, you’ll probably be aware of the Greater Nottingham Strategic Plan, which includes the possibility of housing development at a further four sites in Ruddington in addition to those already approved. Whilst we all hope this won’t happen, the Neighbourhood Plan is the means by which our Community has a direct impact upon any future building in Ruddington. The Plan carries weight in law, so it’s worth taking part… it’s vital that you do!

When the Consultation commences, you’ll be able to access the Plan, and comment on it at the Ruddington section of Rushcliffe’s Neighbourhood Plan web page: https://www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/planningpolicy/neighbourhoodplanning/.
Alternatively, contact the Parish Council and they’ll arrange for you to view the Neighbourhood Plan and complete a paper copy of the Consultation. Please note that paper submissions must include your name. Whether you comment online or on paper, you’re not limited to one submission per household – everyone living at your address can comment if they wish. Once complete, paper copies can be submitted to John King at Rushcliffe Borough Council, or be returned to the Parish Council Office who’ll submit them for you.

Please find the time to take part in this consultation. It is a vitally important contribution to the future of our village. The more people contribute, the more representative the Neighbourhood Plan will ultimately be.

Regulation 14 Consultation Launches

You haven’t heard much about the Neighbourhood Plan recently, but we’ve been working hard in conjunction with our consultants, Urban Imprint. So much so that we’ve completed the first draft of our plan! And now, we want to know what you think about the progress that’s been made.

Today sees the launch of the next phase of the Neighbourhood Plan process, as the team gathers your views on the draft plan. The plan is based on what you’ve told us in the 2018 survey and your feedback on our Emerging Policies document, and contains policies covering areas such as housing, design, the environment and infrastructure.

The consultation process will run until Monday 23rd December 2019. The draft plan is available to view on the Regulation 14 Consultation page, which includes a summary and signposting document. The team invites Ruddington residents, workers and business owners to tell us what you think of the plan by completing a survey at ruddingtonnp.org.uk/survey3/. Paper copies of the draft plan are also available to view at Ruddington Library, Jaspers Café, The Black Cat Café, The Old Bakehouse, Ruddington Medical Centre, the Village Hall and St Peter’s Rooms.

A community consultation event will be held at St Peter’s Rooms on Saturday 16th November, from 10am to 2pm, where the team will be on hand to hear your views about the draft plan. Paper copies of the survey will be available and there’ll also be a laptop which you can use to complete it online if you wish. See the event page for further details.

Please find the time to look at the draft plan and complete this very important survey, as it will help to shape the final Neighbourhood Plan. It’s easy to complete as it’s just a case of offering any comments you have. And if you’re happy with what you see and don’t have any specific points to make, just tell us you like the plan. It really can be that simple.

When the consultation has closed, the team will analyse your feedback, make any necessary revisions and move into the final stages of the Neighbourhood Plan process, culminating in a public referendum in Spring 2020.

Next Meeting: 16th July 2019

Come along to the next meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan Project Team, to be held on Tuesday 16th July 2019 7.30pm at St Peter’s Rooms, where we’ll be talking about our progress on a Design Guide for Ruddington and our Evidence Base documents. See the Meetings page to download the agenda.

Members of the public may make statements to the Project Team on any agenda item during the adjournment, and there will be a 30-minute session before the meeting closes where we’ll try to answer any questions you may have.

Next Meeting: 12th February 2019

Come along to the next meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan Project Team, to be held on Tuesday 12th Febraury 2019 7.30pm at St Peter’s Rooms, where we’ll be talking about our progress on a Design Guide for Ruddington. See the Meetings page to download the agenda.

Members of the public may make statements to the Project Team on any agenda item during the adjournment, and there will be a 30-minute session before the meeting closes where we’ll try to answer any questions you may have.

Next Meeting: 4th December 2018

Come along to the next meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan Project Team, to be held on Tuesday 4th December 2018 7.30pm at St Peter’s Rooms, where we’ll be talking about our plans to consult the village on the draft policies based on the results of the survey. See the Meetings page to download the agenda.

Members of the public may make statements to the Project Team on any agenda item during the adjournment, and there will be a 30-minute session before the meeting closes where we’ll try to answer any questions you may have.

Your Priorities, Your Policies

It seems like quite a while since the village-wide survey in June, but the Neighbourhood Plan team have been busy in the background preparing for the next stage of the project. The results of June’s survey provided invaluable data that will steer the content of the Neighbourhood Plan, with over 900 villagers, workers and business owners in Ruddington declaring what their priorities for the village were. In September, the team worked with planning partners Urban Imprint to draft an ‘Emerging Policies’ document, based on the results of that survey, which presents a vision for Ruddington, a set of objectives, and a number of policy aims and aspirations.

The next stage of the process is to verify that these aims and aspirations meet the expectations of the village, and are accepted as a fair representation of the survey results. Launching this Saturday 3rd November 2018 and running for six weeks, the team will be running the “Your Priorities, Your Policies” survey, inviting people to review the vision, objectives, policy aims and aspirations, and feed back any changes that might be needed. The survey will be accompanied by an open day at St Peter’s Rooms on Saturday 10th November, where the team will be on hand with Urban Imprint to hear your views on the policy aims, and answer any questions you may have. Once the survey closes, the work of drafting the actual planning policies will begin, to be compiled into a full Neighbourhood Plan for consultation sometime next spring.

Check back this Saturday for a link to the survey, and Have Your Say!

Next Meeting: 16th October 2018

Come along to the next meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan Project Team, to be held on Tuesday 16th October 2018 7.30pm at St Peter’s Rooms, where we’ll be talking about our plans to consult the village on the draft policies based on the results of the survey. See the Meetings page to download the agenda.

Members of the public may make statements to the Project Team on any agenda item during the adjournment, and there will be a 30-minute session before the meeting closes where we’ll try to answer any questions you may have.

Next Meeting: 3rd July 2018

Come along to the next meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan Project Team, to be held on 3rd May 2018 7.30pm at St Peter’s Rooms, where we’ll be talking about our plans to consult the village. See the Meetings page to download the agenda.

Members of the public may make statements to the Project Team on any agenda item during the adjournment, and there will be a 30-minute session before the meeting closes where we’ll try to answer any questions you may have.

Survey Launched!

This weekend saw the launch of our neighbourhood survey, with over 3000 leaflets being delivered to every home and business in Ruddington. The survey aims to gather the views of the residents, workers and business owners in the village about a variety of planning issues that could affect the community in the years ahead.

To support the survey, two community events on 5th June and 9th June were also advertised on the leaflet, where villagers can find out more information about the Neighbourhood Plan, meet the team, ask questions, share their vision for Ruddington, and see some drop-in presentations from our town planning partners Urban Imprint.

Volunteers from across the community came out to help deliver the leaflets in the weekend sunshine, with some young family members from the project team even chipping in! Here’s three of our youngest helpers, armed with their special letterbox insertion tools (a.k.a., spatulas!).

Some of our younger Ruddington volunteers doing a brilliant job helping with the leaflet delivery at the weekend

Once the survey closes on 30th June, the data will be analysed and combined with the results of previous surveys (including the Village Plan consultation) to draft a set of Ruddington-specific planning policies for the community to approve, before compiling the final Neighbourhood Plan for submission to Rushcliffe Borough Council and holding a public referendum.

If you live, work, or own a business in Ruddington, it is vitally important that you air your views about the future of the village by completing the survey. All family members are encouraged to take part, even children (with a little help from mum and dad), so that the planning policies for Ruddington can be sure to represent the views of the whole community, young and old, and help shape the future of the village for years to come.

The survey can be accessed online here, or there are paper copies available at St Peter’s Rooms, Perkins Hardware, the Co-Op, Ruddington Medical Centre, and the library.

Have your say about the future development of Ruddington by 30th June!

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