Survey Results

From 19th May 2018 to 30th June 2018, we ran a survey 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. Over 900 people took part, giving us a wealth of data on which to base our draft policies. This page provides a breakdown of the survey results.

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How important is housing and development for Ruddington?

How important are transport and highways for Ruddington?

How important are business and enterprise for Ruddington?

How important is the village centre for Ruddington?

How important are infrastructure and utilities for Ruddington?

How important are community services for Ruddington?

How important is the environment for Ruddington?

How important are heritage and tourism for Ruddington?

How important are leisure and recreation for Ruddington?

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Housing & Development

What level of priority should be attached to new housing development in Ruddington providing easy access by foot, bicycle and car to the shops and services in Ruddington?

What level of priority should be attached to assessing the types and sizes of new houses needed in Ruddington, including affordable housing?

What level of priority should be attached to the design and style of new developments, including residential parking provision, street layout, footways and bicycle paths?

What level of priority should be attached to providing housing for those with special needs?

What level of priority should be attached to the number of new houses built in Ruddington and the rate at which they are built?

What level of priority should be attached to the provision of new public spaces in Ruddington?

What level of priority should be attached to the sustainability of new developments, such as the provision of renewable energy (i.e. solar panels), rainwater harvesting, and high levels of insulation (i.e. triple glazing)?

What level of priority should be attached to reducing the impact of 'infill development' on the character of the village?

What people had to say about housing and development in Ruddington*

  • Not in favour of any new development. Rudd just right.
  • Number of new houses issues ambiguous question!
  • In the Spring of 2018 I had a man at the door asking me to sign a petition objecting to housing development in the Village. I asked him "How many children do you have?" He replied "4". I suggested to him that he had a large responsibility for the need for more housing. Speechless and with anger in his face he left.
  • New housing needs to ensure parking for cars etc - as after each house will have 2 cars
  • All new development must have cycle lanes throughout, adequate path side trees/play facilities for children & normally adequate parking provision - 2 spaces per house.
  • There are sufficient public spaces. Disappointed about planning applications that are persistent (ie. Space foods & Musters Road.
  • These questions make no sense. The answers don't relate to the questions
  • High, only because building on green belt. Only if its kept green!(15) Please keep the village green. Maintain a village feel and look less tarmac, signage. Anything renewable is good.
  • We have lost our tennis courts, would welcome them back. Improvements to the village green where, meeting, chatting , chess etc as they do abroad.
  • I don't know what 'infill' development is. Make it more accessible for generations.
  • The provision of properties for elderly people eg. bungalows and first time buyers. eg. starter homes that are affordable are important.
  • With regard to the public spaces more car parking in the village centre is essential.
  • Don't build more houses
  • They need to have more independent shops in the village
  • There is an issue with people parking outside Sainsbury's it is causing a lot of traffic.
  • The road down Camelot Street need re-doing as there's loads of pot holes.
  • Planning should consider building styles/materials compatible with a traditional village. Plans approved for former Bostocks/Barclay & Cook look too 'modern/trendy' and will date badly and be out of place.
  • Would prefer hem not to be built on the green belt, and if it continues we won't be a village anymore, we will be joined to edwalton / Wilford etc
  • road access/infrastructure is key to future sustainability and growth of Ruddington and adjacent areas.
  • Village life is already dying due to excess traffic in the village - further development will increase traffic and local businesses will continue to close
  • The schools are already over subscribed. There is already not enough parking and this causes disruption to buses who cant get through due to inconsiderate drivers who cant park properly
  • Footpaths and bicycle routes linking both existing housing developments and new ones, to services such as schools are especially important to minimise traffic, road danger and pollution within the village.
  • No confidence that the views of Ruddington people make any difference in the end developers win
  • Would suggest that an ideal place to build more housing would be to extend the housing already built at the side of the railway bridge, but to ensure that shops, doctors and facilities are included to ease the burden on the centre of the village, rather in the way that Compton Acres has been developed. Building would be best placed on the industrial spaces in that area if land is likely to become free. Alternatively, housing already being mooted near Rushcliffe Country Park/Musters Road may be acceptable if built along these lines, with their own shopping/services area (school if necessary) with road access around the old depot opened up to provide another way in and out of the village. Thought must be given to easing the burden on the small central area of our village and the roads in and out of the centre.
  • affordable properties both for purchase and rent required, plus warden aided properties.
  • I live in one of the newer parts of Ruddington. We were promised a park and never got it. We had a pond and now it's gone. Our walk to the village each morning is incredibly dangerous. Each new build needs to be viewed from the young family's perspective as well as the older pensioners' perspective. When promises are made, they should be carried out.
  • We need to have transparent and binding agreements with the builders to deliver what we ask them to deliver, when we ask them to do it, or else (they lose the right to the development and the rights pass back to the Council). We can lead the way in this to prevent us being ripped off once again by the developers.
  • RBC should take note of what Ruddington requires and not just dump more housing on the village. More affordable rented properties required and more sheltered housing.
  • Housing needs to be more affordable for current residence and future ones with young families. House prices are far too expensive. Also the amenities like shops in Ruddington is decreasing and they need to increase to meet the increase in population.
  • If more houses are built this obviously has a serious impact on services which in the current state would not be sufficient.
  • As there is a plan to build 250 homes in the village, i feel it is very important that the traffic from these homes does not impact on the amount of traffic throughfar through the village. Houises shoudl be built out of town, or new access roads to the A60 should be built, to prevent congestion in the village. In addition, amenities for the greater number of residents this development would bring should be a high priority. Assessment of the number of doctors, dentists and school places should be a large consideration when building such a develeopment so that exsiting services are not over subscribed.
  • Recent new developments have increased the volume of cars/vans parking on pavements due to the width of the roads & parking provided for each house/flat. The village infrastructure does not support the number of houses proposed to be built in the coming years - No NHS dentist, Dr's Surgeries always busy, school spaces & increased traffic through the village. These all need to be given more thought when approving planning applications.
  • Provision of new public spaces - priority would rise to "high" if any of the existing public spaces are lost
  • If planning applications that have been turned down can be so easily overturned, do we really have any say?
  • No more housing developments - Ruddington is over full already.
  • Priorities could change after the impact of the Asher Lane development.
  • It appears that the communities concern.over the development of extra housing is completely ignored gIven the planning approval granted to space food's land on Asher Lane
  • Affordable housing should be high priority, supported living housing, disability friendly housing and especially development for accessability for all around and within the village.
  • If more houses are going to be built, the current infrastructure namely schools, car parking, doctors and shops need to be developed further.
  • Provision for all sectors of society for example more bungalows for older people--lower price starter homes for first time buyers--in keeping with a village character.
  • Do not build the houses on the fields
  • there are too many houses being built and destroying the natural beauty of Ruddington
  • More emphasis needs to be given to the housing needs of the existing community rather than developers being allowed to build houses that yield the most profit. Eg young people wanting to leave home but remain in Ruddington, older people looking to downsize. Children need to be encouraged to spend more time outdoors. New developments need playgrounds, grassed and wooded areas. Access to nature is an important factor in everyone's wellbeing.
  • There is a lack of two bed houses and social housing in the village
  • I appreciate that new houses need to be built but I hope that they are built in a sympathetic manner and are environmentally friendly
  • Serious consideration should be given as to where development takes place and the size should be kept small. Also impact on streets especially the High Street as this is a bottleneck at the best of times.
  • Very concerned about the number of houses being proposed over the coming years
  • Development is going to happen. I think it is important that we try to control the rate of development - if we have 10 years to build 250 homes, then these don't all need to be done in 2019. This way it will avoid swamping the schools and other services, only to experience a drop off when the development is done. Important to have cheaper, affordable housing
  • Removal of Rudd01 from potential development sites
  • I live on a relatively new housing development in ruddington
  • I consider the number of new housing is now reaching its maximum number. The village is losing its identity and the belonging, sense of ownership and contributing to all residents, making it a pleasant place to live is being diluted
  • All new houses to provide off-street parking.
  • No more house building as we have enough but options are useless as nobody listens
  • I believe infill development should be encouraged, rather than focusing wholly on large new developments on the edge of the village.
  • It is most important that Ruddington should be maintained as a separate settlement with clear boundaries between Nottingham and other areas that the Green Belt was originally introduced to protect. I am against the current policy of rescinding Green Belt for housing. Not enough effort is made to find suitable brownfield sites or bring almost a million empty houses in the country back into use. When new housing is approved it should be on the condition of each property having solar panels/tiles and electric vehicle charging points fitted.
  • The infrastructure in Ruddington cannot sustain the number of proposed houses to be built within the village. Parking is already extremely difficult and the increase in traffic will cause congestion and only add to the parking dilemma. Houses built on green belt land will change the village and cause irreparable damage to wildlife and open spaces for the whole community.
  • Making housing and development inclusive to people in wheelchairs who are also working class.
  • Given the number of new build sites being proposed in a ruddington and the enforced building off Asher Lane, the Wilford Road site should not be progressed. The footprint of housing must take into consideration the number of off road spaces for vehicles (future prof find the ability for residents to charge their electric vehicles), there are too many approved new sites that are already spiking onto adjacent roads which is untenable. The supporting services need to be reassessed to determine whether we are under serviced.
  • Have some streets as permit holders to stop cars from parking all day.
  • 'In fill' building in the areas closer to the centre of the village are often very good if they are done sympathetically to the surroundings. We have some beautiful older buildings which could be copied more closely to give a feeling of continuity of design. I know the developers of the 4 new houses on Parkyn Street originally designed them to fit in with the terrace houses on the street and were told if they are new houses they have to look new...crazy. A perfect opportunity to keep design in character with the village centre.
  • Adequate parking needs to be available in new developments to allow for offstreet charging of electric vehicles.
  • Ruddington is a special place. Community spirit thrives here. New homes are needed, yes. There has to be a balance between building new homes and providing good infrastructure in the village. There is no point bringing in hundreds of new people if no thought is given to how they are going to get to work or school safely. This is a side issue but I do consider that more parents should get up a bit earlier each day and walk their children to school rather than drive each time!
  • nobody wants as many new houses that are going to be built it would alter the village all together we would be a small town
  • Too many house being built. Its not a village now more like a small town. Too many children for school places and traffic and parking is horrendous. SO STOP BUILDING MORE HOUSES.
  • New development needs to allow space for people to park off road, leaving pavements clear for pedestrians and streets clearer for cyclists and for kids to play, like we used to as children. Shared use areas would be a better way forward, so no pavements are included, and planting of trees and placing of benches could be used to promote community use of outside space and slow the movement of cars. Front gardens are useful so that neighbours can meet whilst maintaining their plots - they don't have to be huge but should be covenanted to prevent people from paving them for extra parking. New housing should be designed to the highest environmental standards, so that houses are extremely well insulated and future proofed against running out of hydrocarbon energy by installing air source heat pumps to heat houses and solar PV (with battery storage) to meet most of the electricity needs. The whole estate should meet sustainable urban drainage requirements such that surface water from roofs and roads does not contribute to surface water flooding but infiltrates slowly into the underlying ground.
  • Too many houses/people not enough doctors/dentists. Too many cars From a village to a town!
  • Too many houses/people not enough doctors/dentists, too many cars. From a village to a town!
  • no more housing developments please.
  • All new development must include a proportion of bungalows especially near to centre, to allow elderly to downsize and release homes for families.
  • This village has more than enough houses planned. There are also too many small pockets of housing going up that are not counted.
  • Concern for traffic through the centre of the village
  • No new houses
  • When your question asks what priority should be given to new development.. types of houses etc. I've answered high priority because I want us to ask can ruddington take much more development and this issue should be high priority rather than saying new development should take a high priority. I find the questions open to interpretation.
  • to many new houses to be built. Facilities parking and traffic will get worse
  • The village is to large already for the amenities available.
  • better mix of housing needed not just expensive homes.
  • We need appropriate housing e.g bungalows and smaller house to enable those who are rattling around in larger houses to downsize in their established community.
  • Whatever the developers commit to provide/add/bring to the village, they should be made to do it FIRST... before they are allowed to build anything else that makes their profit. Houses will always be needed, we understand that, but there's no point building them for a village centre that already can't tolerate the number of cars and people trying to get through it in its current state.
  • Just building houses to meet the targets Rushcliffe have been given is not acceptable. The village infrastructure and amenities must be able to cope with the extra people & cars that the extra houses create. The Asher Lane proposal is not viable. The village infrastructure can't cope with the extra cars.
  • A new path is urgently needed from the pastures lane estate to the village to avoid dangers of crossing bridges via lots of steps or narrow footpath close to a`very busy road.
  • I think the style and design of new houses is important. Cheaply built houses are not appropriate.
  • There should be no further development, as this would overrun the current infrastructure meaning further development would be needed to cope. This will destroy the character of the village as it stands. Something I am not in favour of.
  • Ensure locations for new housing have access to main roads without coming through the High Street
  • Almost everything in this section is a high priority, but not everything should be implemented. Some of the issues raised need to thought through very thoroughly, some need to be stopped, some need to go much further than they currently are.
  • more affordable housing plus economic rental properties
  • We have the country park, recreation grounds & play parks. But don't not want them being built on - we want to keep the existing ones.
  • We don't need anymore houses! The village is too busy with traffic as it is! The whole village needs to be remapped.
  • reducing the amount of car traffic to and from the school on ashworth avenue and repair of the roads
  • With the current transport infrastructure the village is already a constant traffic jam so the location of any new housing needs very careful consideration
  • I think there needs to be more affordable housing. There needs to be some research into the specific types of houses that are needed. I love Ruddington and am so thankful I get to live here. I don’t want to see developments changing the village feel. From conversations I’ve had, I’ve heard a few people (retired) say that they are rattling around in their home and want to downgrade but there isn’t any smaller houses available. We rent currently however, desperately want to buy in Ruddington but fear we won’t be able to afford to stay here.
  • There is no use pretending that new development can be avoided for Ruddington - therefore the how, what and where becomes critical - as does the infrastructure to support this.
  • If the Asher Lane estate goes ahead, then other houses should be taken out of the village plan so that there are not too many houses that overwhelm the village in terms of school places and traffic in the village.
  • The capacity of services, eg Doctors, Schools, etc should be considered when building new houses.
  • We need more single-storey housing for older residents in the form of bungalows or similar - there is a sad lack in the village. This could free-up larger houses for families.
  • Less housing developments
  • Ruddington is a village, to many new houses ?? will spoil it !! The removal of the bank ? Started the change on the high street ?
  • The road infrastructure in Ruddington cannot cope with much more new housing; the village centre is already too congested.
  • No more developments should be built, the village facilities and roads can’t cope
  • We could do with more food shops and less beauty and hair dressers and charity shops
  • New housing needs to be supported with improvements to infrastructure
  • My mother has lived on Asher Lane for 46yrs and thinks the extra traffic will be a nightmare along her lane. Why can't they all be built the other side of Loughborough Rd? Surely that will help with less traffic going through the centre of the village.
  • Traffic issues caused by extra housing should be high priority. Also the village gets a lot of through traffic via Kirk lane, the High st and Clifton rd, could comercial vehicles be resticted?
  • If the area is to be extensively developed then you must sort out a limit for two hours throughout the village. This must be the biggest car park in the area!!
  • Too many new development in Ruddington - please stop
  • Very concerned about how the village transport systems will be impacted by the proposed number of new houses that may be built, already have congested roads and problems with parking in the village centre.
  • Very disappointed and appalled that the outline plans for developing Asher Lane site have been allowed. Will fully support anything in the neighbourhood plan that can stop/delay & certainly reduce the impact of this dreadful situation.
  • Whatever the housing development it is important that the centre of the village is not ruined by traffic, because without the centre there is no village.
  • New developments do not seem to be taking account of the number of cars people own and that we may need to recharge them off road in future.
  • The development is too big for the access, small lane it will be built on. Asher lane lets a single car through at a time, 500 more cars would be a ridiculous amount of traffic travelling in and out of the village. All the empty properties should be lived in and developed before anymore farmland/greenbelt is developed. The wildlife suffers and have to fight for less and less available wild space. Thank goodness for the country park.
  • Housing and further development are essential if the village is to grow and survive. Housing is a key area but needs to be done sensibly and in concert with the development of transport and facilities.
  • There are now far too many housing developments in Ruddington, we are now overcrowded and it will get worse. Traffic is already a nightmare. And we don’t need more traffic lights we need less traffic. Schools and GPS are not big enough to take all the extra housing and neither can the roads.
  • I am not sure what 'in fill' means? I think that there is a lot of housing being planned but we have no time tables so it is hard to comment on some of these questions. We need to ensure that whatever developments are happening do not disrupt the day to day activity of the village and impact on neighbours. Some of these questions are a bit ambiguous and I am not sure that I have answered them how I would want to.
  • There are too many housing developments, ruddington is big enough!!
  • Enough is enough. The village is at capacity. Parking is a nightmare.
  • New housing brings more traffic, which the village is ill equipped to deal with. This needs to be a priority when making any decisions about new housing.
  • more social housing on new developments and no buy outs re social housing on new developments.
  • In my opinion when I moved to Ruddington 11years ago it was a beautiful village. Now it has changed with more houses going up which brings to a what once was a small village more people and more traffic flow which the roads and path ways were not built for. It is very sad to see this happening, instead of houses it would be more beneficial to the community to have more shops.
  • Access to the business park is already a nightmare. The roundabout would need improvement
  • I think there has been sufficient new housing in Ruddington as the infrastructure is not yet available to cope.
  • Should be very limited because of the limited road access and services generally
  • Provision of more bungalows for people trapped in larger houses.
  • Housing for special needs is important but difficult to avoid filling all responses as "high". Trees & green space should be mandatory in all new developments. for personal health adds to well-being of children & maintains a pleasing aspect
  • A good proportion of new houses should be council houses & affordable.
  • New developments are fine so long as the infrastructure (roads) and services (doctors and schools) are expanded to cope.
  • There should be no further housing built in Ruddington until the issues such as extra schools and extra medical provision are considered.
  • Vehicle access needs to be well considered, the streets around the village centre are not designed to cope with a higher volume of cars
  • If the current rate of building houses continues to grow then Ruddington will no longer be seen as a village.Local amenities will struggle to cope, having a huge impact on the community as a whole.
  • Whilst I appreciate housing needs are in existence very careful consideration should be made with regards to locality and infrastructure
  • Planning for housing is extremely important for the whole village as it has follow on effects such as increased traffic and school and GP concerns. However, the fact that so many of us objected to the Asher lane proposal and yet it still got passed makes our thoughts and views irrelevant.
  • Housing and Development needs to consider the impact on the village. Not only the decrease in public space, but also traffic and road maintenance, health and safety, access, impact on local services and the local community.
  • The village cannot accept anymore housing! We're at bursting point now with visitors to the centre parking obnoxiously, blocking exits and entrances and meaning residents of side streets cannot park or cannot access their own houses with pushchairs on occasion.
  • traffic management, should be considered. Ruddington is used as a cut through, but this cut through traffic needs to be reduced if new housing (with associated traffic) is to come to the village. Perhaps a different route should be developed for the cut through traffic.
  • More housing is desperately needed within the village. However infrastructure must be improved as part of this and the areas must be sited in places which include them in to the village.
  • new development keeps having a negative impact on the village character and additional traffic and parking problems. this needs to be a very high priority
  • It’s a waste of time having a view in Ruddington because the parish council are the county council muppets for the local community
  • I have ticked 'don't know' regarding the special needs question as I am not aware of the present level of provision or need for this type of housing.
  • I realise I've marked a lot of these issues as high priority.... it would be good to see truly affordable houses for a variety of family sizes
  • Too many houses already not a village anymore
  • The village can’t sustain more in the way of new housing development without ensuring James Peacock school and T Peter’s is provided with more classroom space and staff and the resources to sufficiently handle the influx of additional pupils resulting from the additional housing.
  • concerns of congestion and local facilities remain highest priority
  • Any new housing needs to take into account the impact that would be caused on the provision of schooling and also the increase in the amount of traffic that would result.
  • Car parking is a horrendous situation at the current time. We live in a culdesac and the volume of trafic tobthe village facilities already prevents us from parking outside our own house already. We have a 1 the old and a 3.5 yr old so I can’t often manage easily with the pram. ANY new development needs to look st minimising it’s traffic and parking impact . The existing issues need resolving before we can add to the problems further , it will be detrimental to quality of life for existing residents
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  • I think there should be an amount of social housing to keep younger people in the village.
  • I don’t know why your asking us in the village because you’ve already made your decision about the housing development... have you considered the schools , Drs etc about getting these people in !!! And apparently they cane to assess and look at the traffic on Asher lane well I think in my appinion you should have came at tea time or early morning when the cars are gridlocked not when everyone is at work during the day but that’s my appinion and I know your not interested because you’ve made your minds up without the appinions of Ruddington residents that should count !!!!!!!!
  • more affordable accommodation for seniors with limited mobility
  • People need to live somewhere. More houses are needed in Rudd.
  • Need to cap the number of new developments to the original planned numbers - particularly now the Asher Lane development will adversely impact transport around the centre of the village. So additional new developments need to be limited and some proposed sites cut back / removed from development plans. Can’t afford to lose any more Green Belt, not that seems to be an issue to the Government Planning Inspectorate.
  • It doesn't seem to matter what residents want. A Planning Inspector who knows little about our village and various consultations that have taken place will be 'parachuted in' to tell us that we don't know what we are doing and let any development go ahead.
  • Ruddington is a great village. All new housing developments are in danger of killing the village because the infrastructure (mainly roads) cannot cope. Roads are getting so busy as we have lived here 20 years and witnessed this first hand. We are in danger of becoming a ‘West Bridgford’ which is now a soulless suburb of Nottingham. Planners take note. We are a village not a suburb of Nottingham.
  • The Space Foods Asher Lane development is still completely inappropriate. Surely there is an appeal process to prevent this happening?
  • All I can say is that the traffic flow through the village currently at times is dreadful and any further developments will be a nightmare. Only moved into the village in November 2017 and it’s so obvious that anymore traffic would be stupid.
  • High quality design for developments are important. The main stream house builders will alter their standard designs where it is required. For example Barrats in Trumpington, Cambridge. Good design also includes enough parking.
  • The agreed 175 house development on Asher Lane is disappointingly proceeding,subject to further permissions, and so development of the plot to the north of the village should not be allowed to proceed, lest the explosion in the village size would cause absolute chaos and destruction of much that is vital to the smooth running of the village. Absorption of such developments MUST include allocation of some housing to supported living projects, enabling people with disabilities to live there, and ensure that commensurate infrastructure is put in place lest schools, GP practices, sewage/drainage, and roads will be overwhelmed and break down.
  • Ruddington has reached a point of saturation with new developments and no more should be built.
  • First question combines two very different issues - hence answer.
  • Consideration should be given to further development in the Pasture Lane area if possible, particularly if existing businesses wished to sell up. This could prevent further congestion in the centre of the village as there is access via Clifton. To further prevent congestion in the centre of the village, including separate retail, medical and other services on a dedicated site, rather like Compton Acres, would make sense. Further school provision, playgrounds etc might also be needed. We need an NHS dentist in the village. If building is sanctioned on the other side of the village, a new access point is crucial and could be established via, Loughborough Road, around the perimeter of the park. Someone must be able to ascertain who owns this road to investigate this further. Pressure for housing means we have to find somewhere for it, high priority must therefore be given to protecting the centre of the village from further traffic and parking problems, which will completely ruin the character of the village.
  • The village can't cope with anymore houses,look at the state of trying to get in to the doctors and parking in the village.We don't have the amenities to cope with more cars and people.
  • We need more housing and for the housing to be affordable with a mixed community
  • Extremely disappointed that new housing hasn't been built in sympathy with surrounding existing buildings, for example the block of flats on the corner of clifton road and wilford road. Boarded up buildings on the green. Planning permission granted off Asher Lane with no thought of the extra volume of traffic going through the village or the impact this will have on public services.
  • The infrastructure required to support any further housing and development must be assessed first as the current level is only sufficient for current needs. The centre of the village is a conservation area and the use of it by heavy traffic is unsustainable if further increased.
  • Is this survey structured like a loaded question? I am very supportive but don’t feel the questions are useful in getting a true picture of public opinion.
  • Maintain the character of Ruddington and ensure sufficient community services
  • The new housing is gradually turning Ruddington from a Village into a Town which is not a good thing
  • If located in appropriate places I think new developments could be beneficial
  • There are far too many houses being built, spoiling the size of the village and the roads can be so busy at peak times already
  • There is so much pressure already on Ruddington schools that newcomers may well have to leave the village for primary education
  • Questions about accessible homes should be answered after survey of need is done. Question about number and rate of buildings added are high priority because the rate is too high, not because we need more, this question is therefore likely to produce conflicting answers
  • Need for new houses to be affordable for local residents, especially families.
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  • There are too many houses being built in the village
  • The population is growing and everyone needs a place to live. Ruddington is no exception and must make room for the growing population. A village that stays as it is will stagnate and decline so regulated and supervised progress must happen to keep it alive.
  • Preserving the village centre and creating housing that will allow those on lower incomes to remain here is important. As is safeguarding high quality infrastructure including safe pathways, bike lanes and outdoor spaces.
  • There needs to be more housing for single people and for first time buyers, young couples starting out and elderly people wanting to downsize. There are too many large houses being built which are far too expensive for the groups outlined above. 4/5 bed family houses are always given high priority on new estates and push up house prices, not everyone fits in to this category, in fact many people don't. For those living on one income, affordability is becoming increasingly difficult, there need to be more smaller homes as the affluent are buying up all the smaller, cheaper properties in Ruddington and renting them out!
  • Preserve the Green Belt
  • Development should be in keeping with surrounding buildings.
  • Green belt development should be discouraged. Vehicle use should be discouraged by all means, this should include village wide 20mph speed limits, provision of safe walking and cycling routes to schools and Clifton, restricting heavy vehicle access through the village.
  • We do not want or need all the planned new houses. Build them somewhere else.
  • Almost zero consideration is given to making Housing / Public areas 'people friendly' and less scary/difficult to use public transport / walk / cycle. Extra housing will have a far less detrimental impact if these issues are prioritised (for a change!)
  • The Asher Lane development of 175 houses should be part of the 350 houses we have to have in Ruddington.
  • Feel that Ruddington will lose its lovely village feel if too much housing is developed and if there are fewer green spaces.
  • It does not seem to me that existing green spaces are heavily used.
  • All new housing schemes, including those currently going through planning should include provisions to prioritise walking and cycling over car driving. Also, they should include shops, schools, community centres and greater levels of affordable housing.
  • I understand housing is essential but with this should come consideration and improvements of schooling, health, infrastructure. This seems to be poorly financed whilst the landowner and developers have a high pay day! It would be good to have a percentage of properties for older people in any new developments to allow residents to stay in the village
  • Very important to provide affordable housing for Ruddingtons young people
  • Ruddington is a lovely village which new housing is already threatening the character of
  • Ruddington is a lovely village new housing is already threatening the character of it
  • I feel the village is now becoming a town, which the centre of the village cannot accommodate. The bridge, over the rail line, from the bellway development leading into the park is unfit for purpose. I have lost me footing many times and feel very unsteady walking down the steps so does my dog who has nearly fallen through the gaps. Bicycles are not able to get over the bridge and I am a keen cyclist who likes to cycle into the village and my allotment instead of using the car. It would also be safer for my daughters to cycle to the No 10 bus stop for school if the bridge was made into a path crossing.
  • There should be more after school sport activities for children.
  • The developments should not be undertaken if it harms the feel of the village centre; they need careful consideration and thought put into them so they don’t just clog up the village with a greater flow of cars due to no change to the actual transport links.
  • I feel that the new housing on Asher lane will have a lot of complaints on the dog noise. Also I would love Ruddington to have picnic beaches in the wooden park and tennis courts.
  • We do not want more development. The infrastructure and services doctors/schools are struggling to meet current demand.
  • Any housing needs to be accessible but not increase the volume of traffic through the village centre which is already very busy and without impacting on green spaces which has reduced over the time I have lived here. The village is at high risk of losing it's character and of having insufficient amenities to meet the needs of residents
  • Ruddington does not have the capacity for any more houses.
  • Any large developments of housing should also contribute improvements to the village as a whole, such as a purpose built village hall, improved access paths to schools to keep children safe. Plus the developments should have enough parking for new residents such as large enough garages or driveways, enough room for 2 cars to park per house and/or roads that are wide enough for cars parked in the road without having to mount the pavement making it increasingly unsafe for pedestrians.
  • Ruddington has enough houses and does not need any more houses. The roads are too busy as there is too much traffic, there are no appointments at the doctors as it is too busy and the schools are full. Ruddington was a village but it has been built up and built up and now it is overflowing!
  • I have no problem with building new houses in Ruddington however no thought is put into the strain on the infrastructure and services in the village when you housing estates are built; for example 200+ houses have been built and no additional classrooms available in the primary school . No thought has been given to the additional traffic that this causes & strain on the already dangerous road that links Clifton to Ruddington. If these worries were addressed; in my opinion, more people would be on board with continuing to develop in Ruddington as it is obviously unrealistic to maintain an attractive village which appeals to people and not expect more people to want to live there.
  • Before more housing is considered, the developers need to look at all the other aspects if a community first such as schools, docs and recreation- sych as a youth centre it things ti do for young people before they increase the population of an already saturated area
  • In the light of the Asher Lane development this kind of survey is clearly a waste of time as the political will is always pro-development. Local people, councils etc have zero impact on planning decisions
  • Consideration needs to be given to access by car, public transport etc. The village is already congested at peak times
  • The village housing is already too much for the infrastructure. Mandatory new homes should not be rushed - we have until 2028. Please delay until necessary.
  • Please could there be some suitable housing for first time single young people.
  • Housing and development need to be undertaken within an agreed framework provided by a strategic plan.
  • Personally, I think there are plenty of Brownfield sites in the Rushcliffe area that could be built on, instead of using the green belt areas. If building new houses in Ruddington is deemed essential (I don't believe it is at all) then there needs to be major improvement of the roads around the village, the schools need to be expanded to cope with the influx of new students, there needs to be a lot more 'affordable housing' built, all the other infrastructure of the village needs major improvement works and there needs to be more money spent on leisure and tourism; for example a 'splash park' for the summer, more parks, more safe areas for cyclists, dog walkers and horse riders and more community based projects/activities for all ages to enable better integration for all.
  • Ruddington was a village, it is now an add on to Clifton.The so called village centre is now charity shops/estate agents/bookies/cafes. well done.
  • Ruddington already struggles to manage the growing traffic levels through the village. It also has a number of issues around drainage. The green space in and around Ruddington is part of the village and the reason people move to the existing housing. Any more drastic change will impact Ruddington and the existing community.
  • Infill development of areas within the village boundaries should be the priority, along with eco-conscious buildings that have a minimal environmental impact as possible. Building on and using land (fields, woodlands and parks etc) around the village should not be a priority. There are plenty of empty houses for sale/rent within the village at most times.
  • the old railway foot bridge on the edge of the Wheatley fields development needs replacing with a crossing to make iy easier for cyclists and dogs
  • Think that it's important to understand and cater for the increased level of foot/car traffic and ensure any new development doesn't negatively impact on the look and feel of the village
  • I think it is important that green spaces are preserved, increased foot/car traffic is adequately considered and catered for, and that the appearance of any new houses is in keeping with the village so that it blends well and doesn't detract from the look and feel of the village.
  • I don’t support building any further building on any of the proposed sites shown in the Ruddington booklet (RUD01,RUD05,RUD11 or RUD13).
  • Infill developments - the style/design is important as well as where it is.
  • The majority of new houses should be council owned or affordable.
  • I think it would be very useful if there were cycle paths throughout the village to make it safer for everyone.
  • A good proportion of new houses should be council houses and affordable
  • We all know that housing is required everywhere but the impact on the existing infrastructure is never fully investigated. there are more traffic bottlenecks in Ruddington than ever before and parking in the older Pasture lane development (development built in 2006) was considered as there are garages but they are not big enough to house the cars that most drive. This is dangerous as you can't see when cars are parked on corners and blind spots and children can't ride on pavements so bikes dart out into the road unexpectedly. Very very dangerous.
  • Very concerned about additional traffic likely as a result of Asher Lane development, and its impact. Also very concerned about the possible detrimental change in character of the village from amount of new housing.
  • This is a poor ambiguous survey in terms of the answers. Rudd is a semi rural area and cannot tolerate further new housing without sever alteration to its infrastructure
  • Don’t overfill the green spaces with housing. We enjoy the parks and green spaces and want our children to enjoy the same which is why we moved here. The village has great character and we would like that to remain.
  • No more houses without extra facilities
  • I don’t think we have the infrastructure can cope with housing development
  • The temporary parking outside of Sainsbury’s needs be completely removed and no parking aloud on that road/hill. Residents have expressed concerns regarding removal of parking on this road as it slows the traffic down. I work in the village and this is not correct. It does the opposite, people speed up and down the road trying to get through first. It causes near head on collisions. It may be that a crossing or speed humps are introduced along the road. Also, it would make sense to make the high street, around white horse coop and the church a one way system and increase on road parking as the roads do not need to be so much wide.
  • The Asher Lane development will be a major concern for the future of Ruddington particularly due to the traffic increase and detriment to those who live on Asher Lane.
  • I think it's important that new houses be built with easy foot access to the schools and village centre. Children should be able to walk to school without crossing busy roads like the A60.
  • To ensure there is enough support eg doctors /schools to support extra houses and development
  • Historically Ruddington has had a problem with traffic flow and parking, and addressing these are more a high priority than adding to the problem with extra housing, extra traffic. Ruddington is not so much a village, but a bottleneck for traffic, and a short cut to the A453, this needs to be addressed before any extra traffic and housing is added. A current drive of 20 minutes to get from Clifton Road to Mere Way in the mornings is totally unacceptable.
  • New housing developments to have a good mixture of different type of houses. Biased towards first time buyers. e.g. 10% 5 bedroom large family homes; 20% 4 bedroom family homes; 30% 2-3 bedroom homes; 20% single bedroom homes; 20% supported/cared homes for elderly and those with disabilities and need care. All new houses to have suitable off road parking for an appropriate number of cars. Pasture Lane development can be clogged up with cars having to park on pavements & road because no place to get them off the roads.
  • Any new housing should have direct vehicular access to major roads. Minimising the impact of vehicles through the existing highway understructure should be a priority.
  • How on earth can the development for Musters road be approved when there has been so much opposition. Asher Lane can barely cope with the single file traffic it already attracts. I live near a recent small development in Ruddington and the chaos the builders caused was a complete pain. The damage to the roads has still not been repaired correctly. It would appear that drainage had not been properly considered either judging by its recent flooding.
  • Ensure that developers pay for the infrastructure (beyond houses) that are actually required to support a community. Proper school extensions, increased GP availability and traffic management should be paid for by developers if they build houses.
  • I feel that a lot of new build estates have been built in Ruddington over the past few years and with the new 175 houses to be built on Asher Lane this will make this even more. Once these are built we will have little green space left but there are still plans to build in Ruddington, which I think would be too much. There are also many other areas around Nottingham and Rushcliffe that might lend themselves better to building houses due to their locations and this would then mean that Ruddington could maintain is green character.
  • I'd love to see more derelict sites in the village developed (disused garages, shops, waste ground) over the proposed new green belt sites
  • Not enough affordable housing for young couples/ families. Rudd can’tcope with the amount of cars etc
  • Green belt expansion should be avoided generally but especially North of the village and on potential flood areas
  • RBC NEED TO SERIOUSLY PULL BACK ON PLANS TO DEVELOP THE NUMBER OF HOUSES BEING CONSIDERED FOR RUDDINGTON IN THE LOCAL PLANS. WE MOVED INTO THE VILLAGE 3 YEARS AGO AS IT WAS A VILLAGE, WITH ALL THE PLANNED DEVELOPMENT, IT IS QUITE CONCEIVEABLE WE WILL CHOOSE TO LEAVE IF THE TRAFFIC CONGESTION BECOMES INTOLERABLE, LOCAL SERVICES BECOME OVERWHELMED AND THE VILLAGE BECOMES ATTACHED TO WEST BRIDGFORD AND CLIFTON. DEEPLY CONCERNED THAT THIS VILLAGE IS UNDER ATTACK FROM THE LOCAL COUNCILS WHO SEEM TO LACK ANY LOGICAL THOUGHT PROCESSES.
  • RBC NEED TO SERIOUSLY PULL BACK ON PLANS TO DEVELOP THE NUMBER OF HOUSES BEING CONSIDERED FOR RUDDINGTON IN THE LOCAL PLANS. WE MOVED INTO THE VILLAGE 3 YEARS AGO AS IT WAS A VILLAGE, WITH ALL THE PLANNED DEVELOPMENT, IT IS QUITE CONCEIVEABLE WE WILL CHOOSE TO LEAVE IF THE TRAFFIC CONGESTION BECOMES INTOLERABLE, LOCAL SERVICES BECOME OVERWHELMED AND THE VILLAGE BECOMES ATTACHED TO WEST BRIDGFORD AND CLIFTON. DEEPLY CONCERNED THAT THIS VILLAGE IS UNDER ATTACK FROM THE LOCAL COUNCILS WHO SEEM TO LACK ANY LOGICAL THOUGHT PROCESSES.
  • There is a necessity for new houses, but need to plan the access, infrastructure and amenities to match the new intake. We cannot have one without the other
  • Too many houses
  • I cannot beleive that yet more houses are being built in Ruddington. We are already bursting at the seams with not nearly enough provision for local amenities such as GP surgeries, schools etc. I am so disappointed that the Asher Lane development has been given the go ahead and feel that when this is being considered thought should be given to those longstanding members of the community that live nearby.
  • Before more houses are built — services, roads, shops and schools need to be considered — Ruddington high street is in decline as it is and the traffic/road network is getting ridiculous
  • I feel it would be better to develop housing along the Northern side of the village towards Nottingham and the road links in that direction.
  • More affordable housing for first time buyers such as myself would be great, I work based in the business park and struggle to get in daily and had wanted to move here, but nothing is even close to my price range.
  • Great village should make sure the shops etc aren't forced out by new devlopments
  • Ruddington needs to be kept as a Village, not built into a Town as a lot of villages are going...
  • Should balance development all around the village. so far, development predominantly Clifton Road area - including 100 + houses off Camelot.
  • Any development should consider the significant congestion on the A60 through Ruddington in rush hour. It can sometimes take up to 30mins to get off the business park. This amount of traffic will have a significant impact on residents and village life and needs to be controlled much better than currently if further development is to take place.
  • affordable housing for young single and young families should be a priority rather than large houses which are costly and out of the price range of families that have themselves grown up in the village.
  • Ruddington is in a beautiful location. Can take the lead in developing sustainable affordable housing. Need to pay attention to infrastructure needs though, and how people are able to move around, access schools, medical care and affordable, regular public transport.
  • Infrastructure and facilities must be developed in relation to the number of new house so everyone is provided for adequately
  • The village needs more public transport and better roads
  • I dont know what infill development is
  • Consideration to impact on traffic flow
  • Traffic considerations are the highest priority - building on already over developed sites with poor road access and parked cars should not be allowed
  • If anything, affordable housing for middle-low income earners need to be built. There is a shortage of 2-3 bed houses that are affordable for most people in the village.
  • There needs to be more 5 bed houses, The is a big gap between 2-3bed houses and 5 bed houses- not enough built for larger families
  • I think the amount of houses and the rate they are being built will have a huge detrimental effect on the ‘village’ infrastructure. It’s difficult as it is to manoeuvre around either in a car or by foot. The amount of cars is huge and the footpath over the old railway is too narrow. The school run is an accident waiting to happen.
  • Priority should also be given to renovating and then selling/renting the empty houses around the village.
  • It would be good if the new houses could better match the style and character of existing homes. Recent new builds have tended to be very tall imposing buildings packed too close together. It would better suit the village to have them as 1 or 2 storey buildings with a bit more breathing space around them, proper front and back gardens.
  • Try to keep Ruddington a village - "Now a big village"
  • There are plenty of very expensive properties available in Ruddington and medium priced family properties which are quickly bought. However, there is very little truly "affordable housing" which can be accessed by either first time buyers with below average income or divorcees, with reduced circumstances, or enough bungalow stock available for older folk to downsize to. I feel that the "family of 2.2" children is already well catered for, but the other people I have mentioned have been priced out of the village, to its detriment. We also need to consider how much space is available within new properties and how much light ( which makes everyone feel better) is available. Tiny windows and tiny rooms are both depressing and cynical, but seem to be the only thing developers aspire to in their thirst for profit. It is time that new solutions and intelligent design come to the fore. Why do developers insist in using bricks for all new house which is slow to build and expensive when there are other, faster and more economic options available? Does anyone ever question the Bovis-style developers and challenge them to rethink how they build?
  • Part of the character of the village is linked to size and community and we need to continue to ensure new housing developments are limited and well thought out in terms of impact on the community and local area. Existing housing and space should be reviewed and in some areas enhanced before building extensive new plots. Ruddington must avoid becoming part of an expanding greater Nottingham City conurbation at the expense of character, community and heritage.
  • Should balance development all around the village. So far, development predominantly Clifton Road area-including 100+ house off Camelot.
  • Ensure the infrastructure can take the increase - roads, schools, shops.
  • I believe that the amount of new housing developments planned for Ruddington is unsustainable, with not enough consideration given to the impact on the traffic flow through the village and services such as doctors and schools etc. Also the excessive amount of development planned will have a severe impact on the character of the village.
  • Traffic, schools doctors availability are key
  • Road network needs serious attention, the village is already gridlocked. Stop building new estates with on way in and out. If new developments are to be built make the developers provide better access roads
  • Car use into and via the village centre should be discouraged wherever possible. Any housing developments should be built to passivhaus standards, and their environmental impact assessed in terms of extra vehicular emissions. The Asher Lane proposal would fail on this measure alone as it will lead to traffic bottlenecks and a corresponding increase in noxious emissions. If further housing is to be passed then provision for the establishment of a secondary school should be included.
  • I think the asher lane development should never have been aproved. There is other more appropriate site that would not put the same pressure on the village centre. The volune of ttaffic is currently at breaking point already at certain times of day and increasing that will bring the village to a standstill. Traffic light at the end of kirk lane will only exacerbate tgis in my opinion. I understand there needs to be housing developments but this locarion is certainly not the best for the existing residents and will make life in the village more difficult unless there is additional access avoiding the village centre
  • The development of housing in the village must be done in a sympathetic way or the spirit and importance of the village centre will be lost. Consideration must be given to the feelings of existing villagers and the village way of life.
  • We are building too many houses without the provision of schools, doctors, parking facilities and network of roads. The shops are closing and the village is becoming grid locked with traffic. What will it become like with more houses, people and cars! I moved to Ruddington as it was a village now it seems to be " a piece of land lets build some more houses!!"
  • Asher Lane Totally unsuitable site for 175 new homes, I was very distressed to hear that planning permission has now been granted after the hearing.
  • My big concern about new housing in Ruddington is that the building of new homes is set to overwhelm the infrastructure. The village (particularly it's main roads and facilities like doctors and schools) is already struggling to cope with the households that are already present. If new houses are to be built, we need additional communal spaces and public services to keep up with this increased village size.
  • When new houses are built it is a priority to have schools, Drs, etc to cope with the influx of people and traffic, parking outside St. Peters is already a massive problem for residents in the area and dangerous when double decker buses are included.
  • Very happy if Ruddington has more affordable/social housing. Would not be happy if new houses were mock Victorian or Georgian. Make sure they are well designed.
  • Already have a lot of houses and traffic is increasing
  • Concerned that housing development will create traffic congestion.
  • I think the road layout in Ruddington makes it unsuitable for further housing development.
  • more interesting designs should be included rather than the one size fits all box type new build. At least some should good size gardens. Houses should have off road parking suitable for the size of house. better names for the new estates rather than everything be called something "gardens"
  • Questions not clear. Difficult to answer
  • Just comment on the survey itself. I don’t know what infill development is so a definition would have been useful.
  • All tributary roads MUST be enhanced to allow for the proposed increase in cars and traffic to the village, including cycle lanes/paths and adequate and safe pavements. Traffic into the village must be reduced, or better traffic management enforced
  • These don't feel like decisions people with no planning experience should make. When we are asked our opinion its ignored anyway. like the planning for development of houses on asher lane.
  • The new housing developments are usually very ugly, badly built, over crowded, not enough landmarks (every street looks the same) they are characterless with no architectural merit.
  • Low density housing with minimum sized rooms – for example space standards in London. Houses are suitable for warmer summers and wetter winters.Housing should be build to minimise noise pollution (impact of noise on health see https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204607000722 and http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/research/newsalert/pdf/47si.pdf Consult with local estate agents regarding range of housing. Anecdotally there are few bungalows and these are in high demand.
  • The traffic surveys don't seem to reflect reality, for example ,the recent survey for Asher lane doesn't seem to think that building 175 homes ( and potentially over 350 extra cars ) will be a problem ! I avoid Asher lane at the moment at peak times as it is already a nightmare- I understand that the survey was completed at 10:00am on a quiet weekday ? Also the same problem will be occurring on Camelot street when the new housing is completed - I have attended parish council meetings and voiced concerns over these issues and the building of housing on sellers field ( and the sale of a gifted playing field) however my views have been dismissed . Housing is required but cramming it into any spare gaps in the village is not the answer .
  • I’d like to see proper attention given to road access to new developments, not just vehicle access but footpath and cycle access.
  • The level of development is ruining the character of the village, making parking and driving in the high street horrendous, and putting worrying strain on our GPS and schools. A new village should be created rather than turning a lovely village into a poorly thought out small town.
  • Prority should be given to preserving village allotments and where possible, brown field sites used. Empty properties should be developed and filled.
  • There should be sufficient parking provision on new developments. I live on the older pasture lane estate and parking is a nightmare because there is not enough and what is provided is not very suitable.
  • Traffic for any new development needs to not go through the village
  • More modern housing
  • I think we need to keep the ratio between houses and green spaces somewhat equal
  • Now asher lane has been given the go ahead it seems a bit pointless filling this in!
  • social housing required, affordable rental properties wanted
  • The services need to be expanded: more GPs/surgeries, access to the schools are becoming difficult, investment for James peacock school and public spaces safe for children.
  • The parking ad transport through the village needs looking at before any new development
  • We should not be using Green belt land in Ruddington for housing. Also very concerned about building on flood plains which place existing housing in danger.
  • The infrastructure cannot withstand the amount of proposed housing development within the village , an already busy village will become overrun. To build houses is a positive for many reasons but to build houses in a village with limited commercial infrastructure,will put a strain on the surrounding roads. Schools that are already full will become strained , and will affect the education of our children. When houses are built in any environment schools , shops , surgeries , open spaces are normally part and parcel of development. It’s irresponsible of these developers to produce housing at such a rate without considering the knock on effect of schooling and public spaces , these developers are happy to make money while it will cost the councils down the residents more money to upkeep the maintenance on the village . Greed of one causes suffering for many
  • Before any more housing sites are approved I believe more effort, energy and resources should be afforded to the resurfacing of roads in existing residential areas i.e. on Ashworth Avenue near the school and making provision for the expected extra school spaces and GP needs that will be required when more people are crammed into the village... Moreover when new sites are proposed and approved I believe that access to these sites should be considered to ensure the least amount of impact on peak time traffic and existing villagers i.e. not developing on the site opposite Mere Way which is an already very slow roundabout...
  • Traffic already very high, development should be away from current village centre with a foot or cycle path to village.
  • Drives and garages large enough to park cars and open the car doors
  • Lots of social housing is needed, plus more schools as the school's don't have enough space for the children now. Also there is no NHS dentist
  • I worry about the volume of traffic in the village, it needs to be a safe environment with a small number of cars pushed through the village. Traffic lights on the other end of Kirk lane would ruin the village atmosphere . A one way system maybe more appropriate
  • Houses should be built where there is the space for proper access for cars. Not where there is already congestion and parking issues. Infrastructure should be in place before building takes place, eg, Drs, schools etc.
  • whats the point of objecting when the goverment and developers ride rough shod over our objections. the planning inspectorate is a joke.
  • I'd like to think we work carefully with Rushcliffe Borough Council on identifying where we build (I know we need to build) to avoid use of Greenbelt and to take account of busy village centre ie traffic/access issues. Important to still try and maintain a bit of countryside/green boundary to the village alongside new developments to keep village identity .
  • At present I don’t think the infrastructure of the village can support new housing on a large scale
  • I value the separation of Ruddington from the Nottingham suburbs and would strongly oppose any development that resulted in Ruddington becoming just another part of Nottingham.
  • expand the village in the Loughborough Road area near the Country Park roundabout
  • Ruddington is losing all its shops and services, even the Trent Barton network started running after some 50 years and the 3 service from NCT runs infrequently or not at all during evenings and weekends. We were disrupted by the tram works but they were never extended to Ruddington which is important, and the parking in Ruddington is dangerous! The High Street, Church Street, The Co-op etc you take your life as a pedestration in your hands due to the high level of traffic & parking, we are used as a cut through with heavy traffic, lorries etc and our pedestrian walkways are of no use when bombarded with this amount of traffic and drivers not paying attention, especially around Kirk Lane the local intersection by the chip shop/Easthorpe Street etc!
  • ENOUGH HOUSES ALREADY
  • It would be good for no further development on the North and West of the village.
  • I think we are building too many house in Ruddington, especially towards Clifton. We don't have amenities to accommodate extra houses. Both schools are over subscribed but also secondary schools are over subscribed as well. We don't have a leisure centre or youth club yet the village is expanding.
  • Ruddington is plenty big enough. If it were possible I would prefer no additional houses built here.
  • I worry that the infrastructure will not be able to cope - schools/doctors and roads
  • It is absolutely vital that the provision of new housing in Ruddington goes hand in hand with the provision of enhanced public services ie schools and Doctors etc. The siting of future developments is also important as currently the village is often grid locked with vehicles.
  • New housing should promote more business in the village but also more traffic etc so a bit of a catch 22
  • Ruddington needs better road access if more homes are to be built. The village can't handle the existing traffic.
  • Any development should be looked at in conjunction with the services the village is able to provide ie schools and Doctors.
  • I rent in Ruddington. I love Ruddington but will never be able to buy. We need affordable housing but agree it should be done sustainably to ensure the village isn't ruined by even more traffic and strain on services.
  • the village needs to continue to adapt to the needs of the community - it's not good for it to try to remain in the past. investment in the centre is almost always a good thing - very modern designs can sit alongside traditional buildings. services and transport - especially safe paths for children - are what makes it a friendly and vibrant place. Anything that can encourage people to walk or cycle makes it feel like a better place to be. the new estates need to be well integrated - they bring young families who keep the village alive.
  • Housing plans should be carefully considered and agreed as a community
  • social housing,affordable rental properties.
  • The further impact of more houses on the village infrastructure should be considered before giving planning permission.
  • I believe sustainability to be very important when building new houses.
  • it is critical to balance the need for a genuine variety of available homes with the impact on the environment, character, safety and current appeal of the village.
  • I think Ruddington has a decent amount of public spaces
  • Although I have answered 'High Priority' to question 10, I don't think we should be prioritising easy access by car. Seems to contradict the efforts to reduce car usage in the village
  • Important to ensure that any additional housing is matched by the required additional infrastructure required, including realistic traffic management etc
  • It must be accepted that Ruddington is, already, a part of the wider conurbation of Greater Nottingham and not a little village standing alone.
  • Not too many housing developments that it loses it's village status!
  • More bungalow
  • more social housing, more reasonably rental properties. more retirement homes thus releasing bigger properties for young families
  • Not on green belt land
  • Not on green belt land
  • Development should be about the village and community. Adding new homes will make the infrastructure too tight. Parking a night mare every day in centre of Rudd and now down side streets. The village won’t be a village if we keep adding on and on
  • congestion and parking pressures are already an issue - this will only bet worse with new housing developments
  • I strongly oppose removing any land from the Green Belt for housing. The Green Belt is essential to maintain the integrity of Ruddington as a village.
  • Whilst new housing is required, it should be shared amongst all Rushcliffe villages
  • The green belt was not ordained by God. Every house currently owned was built on land that was once green. People need somewhere to live.
  • There are already to many new houses being built, the village can not sustain any more , the traffic is already struggling to get in and out of the village.
  • Not to allow development on green belt land where possible
  • Traffic,schools and medical services,are the 3 areas of concern when new housing development is considered
  • Housing developments need to also include additional schooling, GP’s etc to take the stress away from those already in the village
  • To many houses being built with no provision for services and traffic management
  • High priority should be given to opposing any development in the area
  • I think the most important issues regarding new housing is the impact on volume of traffic & on existing services such as schools
  • Any new developments should be 50 dwellings maximum.
  • Its plenty busy enough as it is, many more houses will make it unpleasant to live in. I know personally I would move to somewhere quieter and smaller if many more developments take place.
  • Look at ways (inc land purchase) to create new roads to exit the village AND to by-pass the village. For example from A60 south of the village across to Clifton P&R tram and A453
  • Housing is clearly important but we can't just keep randomly building without forethought of safe access and impacts of increased population on health and education services within the village. I would like to see more transparency on these issues
  • I encourage all new development plans for new housing in Ruddington, however, parking is a main issue in the village so I would like to see more permit only parking zones for residences only. I would also like to see more corner shops on new developments and better road layouts in and around the village centre. With the amount of new housing proposed for Ruddington, means new schools and GP surgery's need to be build along side. The style of new housing should also retain the cottage village feel ideally.
  • The level of traffic is too high especially with traffic that is merely using the villages approach roads to cut through ie Wilford and Clifton Road. Speeding is completely out of control on these thoroughfares and Clifton Road is a race track for many high powered vehicles. The advisory 20mph period is a joke.
  • On street parking should be residents only in certain areas or limited times
  • Whilst I am aware we are in a conservation area, sometimes this is detrimental to progress as the local planning authority can become ridiculous with their demands. For example the old Bostocks shop which was an eyesore - they dragged out the permission stupidly but seemed oblivious to the dump that old shop was!
  • I don't think the village can sustain anymore housing
  • Houseing should not be built on the Village greenbelt area
  • To try and keep new developments on the edges of the village so that the already overcrowded centre becomes logjammed.
  • More bungalows to rent for older people.
  • No more development as it won't be a village anymore .
  • Infrastructure before building is key
  • Ruddington has seen many new developments over the last 10 years and we are slowly loosing the characteristics that make us a village. We don't have the facilities to support anymore new developments so these should not be approved unless a plan is put in place to attend our current facilities ie schools, doctors etc
  • more low cost housing making the village more affordable to young families. more sheltered housing thus freeing up larger properties. more affordable rentals.
  • Although new housing development may be deemed a high priority, it is important to not only maintain the village beauty and charm of Ruddington (which includes the village centre as well as it's surrounding fields), but to also ensure that the local amenities (our struggling high street), culture (village celebrations and events), social prospects (groups, classes and beyond) and transport (Will there be more bus routes? Will the number 10 increase it's rounds to every 10 minutes?) are able to accommodate the increasing numbers of residents.
  • No more needed
  • Too many new houses being built in Ruddington with no thought for infastructure for schools, doctors which are already over subscribed.
  • parking - need to think about residents permit parking areas
  • Housing should be affordable to the young people that grow up in the village and not just build large unaffordable houses for incommers.
  • New development should not add significantly to existing car traffic through the village and out toward the country park. This throughfare is already 'full'. All new developments should include dedicated cycling infrastructure.
  • Would be much better if social housing for those who need disabled and elderly accommodation are built
  • Too many new houses already, and they are jerry built. Houses with good sized gardens should be a priority - automatically meets ecological and noise reduction priorities.
  • WHY THE RUSH?2024?
  • 'Infill' properties should be counted towards the overall total of houses required in Ruddington. Currently they aren't. Even if it is only two or three houses, they should all be counted.
  • More affordable homes should be built in preference to the large developments of late.
  • why dosen't this survey mention total opposition to new houses being built on green belt land and wilford road ?
  • more social housing and rental properties at economic rents
  • Housing is a necessity and there is a shortage in this country. I alos appreciate that we have to build some more homes in the village. However the volume of homes is worrying. I fear this will have a detrimental impact on the local amenities and change the characteristics of the village.
  • Any development should take in to account the impact it would have on traffic and congestion in the village centre.
  • There is far too much traffic going through Ruddington, our roads were not designed to take this amount of traffic, a one way system would improve this situation
  • Affordable housing main issue Parking situations in Ruddington another issue
  • more social housing and properties suitable for the elderly. more affordable rental properties
  • Development must be outside the village so not to affect the village life
  • No more houses
  • Ruddington is at "grid lock" now before any more houses are built. This must be taken into account before any proposals are considered.
  • Stop the building of houses on greenbelt land & ruining the village. More houses equals more traffic on already congested village roads.
  • Developers should be made to fulfil the promises made when proposing developments. Safe footpaths, playgrounds. More greenery and less concrete jungles.
  • Although new housing is needed, care needs to be taken to prevent Ruddington becoming a 'suburb' of Nottingham. Too much new developments would destroy the village feel of Ruddington.
  • I find it crazy the people that are campaigning against developmenwhere ones with kids - where will your kids life???
  • Housing developments should go hand in hand with infrastructure, services and amenity development
  • Ruddington needs more housing for the elderly thus freeing up larger dwellings.
  • Infill development is a good thing rather than large out of village developments
  • There are major problems of traffic into and out of the village.
  • No more houses please we have to many
  • Too much housing development.And too many cars parking on residential streets near the centre.
  • I believe developers should be encouraged to... - build a larger proportion of smaller properties within each new development, including flats where appropriate. - also there should be an incentive to developers who encourage more first-time existing Rudd-residents to buy rather than the number of buy to let properties (which just further encourage more lets than buying). - it would also be great to see a development similar to Lark Hill at Clifton, which would support the elderly(from Ruddington) but also free up some of their properties back into the market, as well as provide jobs and possibly other facilities(leisure?). This sort of development would then also naturally provide for those with special needs.
  • more affordable housing.
  • More affordable family homes are needed the price increase from a three bed semi to a 4 bedroom house in the village is now basically at least two if not three jumps up the property ladder. Due to the high demand of such limited availability of these types of houses the prices for these houses are just absurd.
  • I hope this is anonymous. For too long the village has had a blinkered approach which basically wants to stop development at sites which are obviously good places to build. People don’t want their views spoiling and forget they are living in homes which were once, not that long ago, a field someone’s view. We need to get real. We need homes and a village which encourages those who move in to use the centre of the village.
  • Not much choice of housing currently available, all semi not enough detached at cheaper prices. Need more around £300k. Village centre parking needed. Roads need looking at in village centre as they get congested. Kirk Lane traffics lights cause long queues due to traffic turning right towards Bradmore and left/straight on traffic getting stuck.
  • To ensure that the facilites in Rudd meet the demand ie both schools are already overcrowded as are GPs etc. People living in the village should not have to go out of the village for these things. Also traffic flow/parking etc in the village being looked at and available to keep money in the village.
  • Garages that allow a car to be parked in and driver to get out!
  • Priority footpath for Flawforth Lane
  • New developments should be carefully considered - are there enough school places to serve the increasing population? Will there be enough appointments at the doctors surgery? Will the roads become more congested? Are the new houses in keeping with the village feel?
  • Village centre not geared up for more traffic
  • All tyoes of provision should be consided in the planning of housing development, including the impact of increased traffic and the need for schooling and other services and utilities. These issues are seemingly dealt with as an afterthought. They should be a priority.
  • Ruddington is full up and cannot sustain anymore new housing developments

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Transport & Highways

What level of priority should be attached to the provision of safer routes for pedestrians and cyclists for Ruddington?

What level of priority should be attached to the provision of speed limits and traffic calming measures for Ruddington?

What level of priority should be attached to the protection and enhancement of public transport services in Ruddington?

What level of priority should be attached to introducing a Park & Ride scheme to reduce all-day village centre parking?

What level of priority should be attached to restricting HGVs from cutting through the village centre?

What level of priority should be attached to ensuring that the highway infrastructure meets current and future needs? For example, looking at road widths, layouts and routes, junctions and pedestrian crossings.

What people had to say about highways and transport in Ruddington*

  • Too many speeding cars in Village. There is a real problem with cars speeding in the Village. Only a matter of time before injury or fatality occurs.
  • Stop parking on the hill next to Sainsbury's and other shops
  • Congestion through village often a problem with HGV's & others at peak times
  • Village High Street requires pedestrianistion with trees and flowers, benches etc. Also need multi storey parking in Co-op car park.
  • HGV's and inconsiderate parking causes problems.
  • Stop the lorries going through village
  • (20)no humps please. Keep it rural not urban! Too many pot holes! The B road on Wilford Road pass the golf course should be a country lane not a "busy main road"!
  • In the mornings the traffic in the village is a chaos. I think deliveries should take place in midday.
  • Where would the park & ride be? Edge of the village would be better. Although shops need extra custom. Pavements & roads all round Ruddington are long overdue a facelift (as West Bridgford has).
  • As far as I know there aren't enough car parks to introduce the park and ride scheme.
  • In my opinion the amount of traffic using Ruddington as a cut through really spoils the village centre particularly.
  • No speed humps in Ruddington Please! There should have been a Park & Ride at Ruddington Lane tram stop. They cause stop/start racing, more C02 and more noise. Encourage more walking into the village centre not driving. Needs good paths/access.
  • NO ROAD HUMPS!
  • Hate the Parking outside Sainsbury's, it will cause an accident. It is too dangerous for pedestrians to cross the road in the centre of rudd, there needs to be more consideration. St. John's road is awful to turn right onto Wilford road, it's an accident waiting to happen. There is no visibility, there ideally should be restrictions on parking to increase this.
  • current road infrastructure at peak times is running out of capacity, it's becoming increasingly difficult to pass through roads into and out of the village. there must be smarter viable solutions that must be considered going forward.
  • Allowing additional housing ensuing in a huge increase in traffic from Asher Lane will cause major traffic congestion and more accidents.
  • Q22 - as a resident of The Green, I am often unable to park my car due to people using this area to park all day and catch buses from The Green
  • Q22 - It depends where the park and ride will be situated. People already use The Green to park and ride which causes congestion
  • Enhancing road widths, restricting parking and improving traffic flow are all likely to increase use of cars and the frequency of 'cut-throughs' through the village. Speed humps, 20 mph limits, with conspicuous signs on all roads entering Ruddington, are essential. We have 300-400 children living and being educated in the village and they should be encouraged and made safe to walk or cycle to school- for both health and environmental reasons. As in many progressive cities and villages, pedestrians, cyclists and environmentally friendly public transport should be prioritised over motorists.
  • As expressed previously, we need to reduce the need to access the centre of the village other than to use the shops and facilities there; it shouldn't be a through road for HGVs etc. Shopkeepers may not agree with this, but thought could be given to pedestrianizing the centre of the village, rather like they have done to protect the historical centre of York. This is why it is important to prioritise new access roads in and out of the village and to keep building to the outskirts with alternative access routes, wherever possible. Some minor infill building makes sense too, where it replaces unsightly, neglected buildings.
  • park and ride required on country park
  • Footpaths should be maintained at a high level - salted in winter and hedges trimmed in the summer - to allow for safe walking. An alternative route from Pasture Lane housing developments should be created. New developments should be connective with walkways through to older developments.
  • 1. I don't know how a Park & Ride scheme would work, would need to see some details. 2. With new housing developments recently given the go-ahead there is a massive risk that Ruddington will become a bottleneck for anyone who lives here who drives to work. Ensuring this does not happen has to be right up there with the medium term priorities in my view.
  • Park and ride on country park. Link road to M1 and A52. Weight restriction on HGV's
  • A park and ride is not needed. The Village with the cloisure of Thomas’s Grocers is dead. If people park in centre of Ruddington they may also use the shops, so I don’t see this as a problem. We should spend some money on the roads they are of such poor quality.
  • Roadside parking needs to be removed on Wilford Road outside Sainsbury’s through to the red lion. Use the space on the other side of the road for it by reducing pavement size.
  • Parking within the village needs to be restricted to 2hr max stays. Parking outside the shops on Wilford Road needs to be removed as this always causes traffic issues. New housing developments need to provide sufficient space for residents to park multiple cars & roads wide enough to prevent parking on pavements causing a hazard for residents.
  • Priorities could change after the impact of the Asher Lane development
  • The village suffers from congestion, more restrictive parking should be introduced, traffic lights at Loughborough Road need to be altered to allow left turning vehicles a filter lane.
  • HGV lorries --our Roads are not equipped to deal with these vehicles --built in pre -Victorian times for horses ! Also we live on Wilford Road and would value more traffic calming in and out of the village .
  • Fill in pot holes more
  • some of the roads in Ruddington are really terrible and i also think that the roads on the village should be no parking zones till after 6pm this is because there is too many cars parking in stupid places.
  • The road "system" in Ruddington is abominable. Developers are still being allowed to build houses without good access and without making the necessary improvements to the existing roads.
  • There has been a lot of discussion about the lack of car parking in Ruddington. I would like to see a campaign to encourage people to walk or cycle more. Walking is good exercise for all ages and would reduce congestion in the village centre. I am concerned about the safety of pedestrians in Ruddington, particularly when trying to cross some of our busy roads. I have noticed two places that seem particularly risky. Easthorpe Street near the junction with Rufford Road- cars often travel far too quickly in both directions, and Church Street where it meets the High Street. A central reservation would help pedestrians here. I would support a 20 mph restriction in the centre and near our schools/nursing homes etc.
  • Clifton road bridge pathway into the village is unsafe
  • No road humps
  • HGVs don't appear to have too much choice when it comes to building.
  • Concerned with the volume of traffic especially along Kirk Lane currently. The number of accidents at the Kirk Lane and Loughborough Road intersection. Plus the excessive speeds along Easthorpe road and Kirk Lane.
  • I'm not in favour of traffic calming measures such as road humps and carriageway restrictions. These are environmentally awful for air quality. Please no road humps like Clifton! (And also no traffic lights either!).
  • Please please please don’t introduce speed bumps. I avoid Clifton like the plague because I hate driving over them. They are also costly to maintain.
  • A park and ride scheme would be a valuable asset not only for Ruddington but also the outlying villages. It's a pity the authorities were not forward looking enough to work for the tram to come to the country park. HGV vehicles are too big to make safe manoeuvres in the narrow centre of the village. The local transport system is excellent but the times of the 3 and 10 should be wider apart.
  • Two hour limit for car park and on-street parking in village centre and green. Restrict on-street parking being used as park and ride e.g Elms Park at Kirk Lane. Provide parking permits for shop, office and library staff.
  • Co-op car being used as a park and ride. This needs a 2 hour parking limit for shoppers and medical centre users.
  • Speed of vehicles using the village as a cut through (rat-run)
  • Speed limits should be reduced on the entrance roads to the village e.g. 40mph on Loughborough Road is too high, similarly reducing central road speed limits to 20mph and introducing some form of pedestrianisation in the centre of the village would improve look and feel.
  • No road humps
  • NO ROAD HUMPS.
  • The cycling routes added within the village have largely ruined the green verges and rural appearance - yet are hardly used because they traverse driveways or are full of parked cars. Even the Wilford Road gateway one is avoided by serious cyclists because of its dual use with pedestrians. The whole scheme was badly thought out. A Park & Ride at the Country Park would be a great idea. I would prefer to prevent further housing development rather than altering road widths, layouts and routes, junctions and adding pedestrian crossings - all of which detract from the village "feel".
  • Restrictions on people parking in the village and then catching a bus to work needs addressing. Having resident parking permits and time restrictions outside of commuting hours for parking would restrict people leaving their cars all day whilst at work.
  • Traffic calming measures should be assessed, cyclists should be encouraged to use existing cycle paths, no waiting/no stopping areas into the centre of the village should be introduced (outside Sainsburys is a pinch point). Park and ride is needed as well as fines for all day parking in the village - must identify a viable alternative.
  • No speed humps No traffic lights
  • The volume of through traffic should be restricted, so we do not need traffic lights. We do not want HGV's queuing, waiting for the traffic lights to change.
  • More pedestrian crossings; better pavements and low speed limit through village
  • make the car park a pay & display. All the money to then go back into the parish. People park their cars then spend all day in town.
  • The right turn from the A60 into Kirk Lane is particularly dangerous at busy times with many crashes. Would a 'wait for green arrow' type set-up help? The cars parked outside Sainsbury's can be very annoying but it does slow the traffic through the village. The roundabout works very well. Most annoying is when cars park very near to a junction, I'm sure the highway code sets a minimum distance you should park from a junction, namely turning from Kirk Lane into Elms Park.
  • More pedestrian crossings near the village centre
  • Any future development should try to relieve traffic in the centre of the village which was built for horse and cart
  • There must be a way of setting up a one-way traffic system though the village without taking away trade from the businesses in the village. Reducing the lorry traffic would be fab - a major project involving the re-adjustment of sat navs.
  • Explore the tram being linked to village and business park.
  • we have cyclist routes but they are not used by many people. what roads can you widen ? and were would you put a park and ride
  • Suggest the team carries out a survey to establish whether Ruddington is being used as a park and ride at the moment. I would hate to see speed bumps in the village as they damage cars but would favour other traffic control measures such as the introduction of a one way system in the village centre and pedestrianisation of some areas, or removing pavements to make them shared use, along with use of tree planting for traffic calming. There are too many HGVs coming through the village, as shown by the council's own data, so we should pursue an HGV ban in the village. We need safer routes for children to walk and cycle to school. A zebra crossing on Easthorpe Street should be considered, or a 20 mph speed limit.
  • If there is to be a new housing development then an access road out to Loughborough Road should be considered as well as a road that goes out via ARTEX towards Clifton to ease traffic within the village, also this housing development should incorporate its own GP surgery and a new school to help with pressure on the GP practices as it is now with waiting times to see a doctor being almost 3 weeks. A new GP's would need to be a big consideration as well as a dentist and a school. This village will not survive and people will leave because of waiting time etc. As well as traffic problems . I also think this idea of traffic lights in the main shopping area will kill off what is left of the shops as parking restrictions will be enforced or there will be no parking at all outside the shops. As for congestion going out the village by Sainsbury's that road should be widened as the pavement on the side of the Hermitage is wide enough to allow a passing place to be put in this will help. alleviate the traffic being gridlocked etc.
  • Attempts have been made in the past. to design a one-way system for traffic but the existing buildings/roads lay out makes it unworkable - make Parkyn Street one way West to East.
  • Hazards caused by drivers using the village as a cut through and speeding down Kirk lane and Clifton drive. Especially in areas where pedestrian pathwas are so close to roads and school children use these routes to get to school.
  • I want our children to feel safe cycling and walking around our Village. We should be aiming to protect our Village lifestyle. This means aiming to reduce traffic.. making safer access to school and village centre.
  • will get worse
  • speed bumps required on Wilford Road and Clifton Road.
  • Lots of cars and HGV's use Ruddington as a short cut which makes the village gridlocked on occasions, but I'm not sure how this can be prevented.
  • Roads needs to be better maintained, there are a large amount of pot holes and uneven roads in Ruddington.
  • We need a large car park with limited time parking...
  • The village does not need traffic calming. A 'Park and 'Ride scheme would have to be placed on 'green belt' land outside the village. I am not in favour of either of these schemes. HGV's should not be discouraged but banned completely.
  • Stop all day parking blocking the approach to the centre of the village
  • one way system Asher Lane and around the village centre.Pedestrianise the High Street and only allow buses and deliveries along this part
  • Designated parking. Instead of houses, build parking
  • The stretch of road next to Sainsbury’s down to the chip shop should be double yellow permenantly. Constant queue and regular accident near misses are a daily problem. Additional village centre parking is a priority.
  • I feel certain roads in the centre would benefit from speed bumps to stop the racing down parkyns, Charles Street and Kirk lane to name a few!
  • There are more cars than the roads were built for - both to travel and park on, the latter compounding the former. The actual condition of the roads is disgusting. Wrt public transport this needs protecting - and a spur to the tram network would provide another route in - and also give the opportunity for a park and ride which is clearly a function the village centre performs unofficially. The cycle paths are curious, as more often than not they are unused by cyclists.
  • Potential residents only parking areas should be considered. I live on Wilford Road near the Rudd Arms and village hall, often when they are both busy people park across my drive and I end up having to drive around to find somewhere to park, which can end up being 5/10m walk away from my home!
  • Please limit parking on the roadside in the village to improve traffic flow eg outside Sainsbury’s and on the high street. Can we increase parking behind coop?
  • Dutton’s Hill should be made double yellow lines on both sides
  • Do we have highways? Apart perhaps from the A60 which is at breaking point already. Have spent up to 20 minutes to attempt to exit my own drive by car, particularly from 7.30-9.30 am and from 3.30 to 6.30 pm.
  • No parking to be allowed on the main high street leads to lots of congestion
  • From the chip shop to frame beakers pedestrians only ! Stop ?? hgv coming through ruddington !
  • As previously mentioned, the roads cannot cope with the current traffic flow. The parking outside the Sainsburys on the high street should be removed as it causes high congestion and people do not adhere to the road signs advising that parking is not allowed in rush hour; use speed bumps or lower the speed limit instead if the parking only remains as a means to reduce the speed of drivers (there is a free car park to be used!).
  • No parking on graces hill at all
  • The bus services are excellent.
  • Parking outside Sainsbuy's causes a bottle neck on a daily baisis. With new housing planned for opposite Mere way (off Loughborough Rd) and cars accelerate at ridiculous speeds so some form of traffic management is surly needed with the increase in pedestrians from the new housing. There also seems to be an awful lot of accidents at the traffic lights on Loughborough Rd/Kirk lane. Are green arrows on the traffic lights required for turning accross traffic?
  • Would it be possible to put up bollards to prevent large lorries or the like from using the village as a short cut!!
  • People need to obey the Highway code. e.g Easthorpe Street - top by Loughborough Road. No right turn always being disobeyed needs a camera.
  • If the Asher Lane plan goes ahead, heavy vehicles servicing the site will be a major problem. Can traffic not be sent via Asher Lane into Loughborough Road?
  • The High Street was never designed for the heavy lorries that pass through daily. if something isn't done to greatly reduce the numbers of heavy vehicles the older buildings are likely to suffer structural damage from the traffic vibrations.
  • I agree we should consider 20 mph speed limits but no speed humps
  • make grices hill double yellow lines
  • Alongside housing suitable traffic measures need to be implemented in the village.
  • Currently there is more than enough traffic around the village centre without adding near on 200houses adjacent.
  • Stop hgv coming through village unless delivering. Do Not put zebra crossings at junctions. Put double yellow lines at top of Chuchill Drive both sides. Cars park both sides at school times and traffic cannot move in or out of estate from Clifton road. Sort the keep clear sign on Clifton road/Churchill Drive as we cannot get out as traffic stop right across the road.
  • I think Ruddington is already pretty safe for pedestrians. There is a cycle lane on Wilford Lane which is usually ignored by many cyclists which is very frustrating. Lorries going through the village is a problem especially with parking near Sainsburys which creates a bottle neck. The roundabout has reduced some of this - which is very helpful.
  • Re traffic calming measures, no speed bumps please
  • Provide parking restrictions of 2 hours maximum throughout the village. Place double yellow lines all along Duttons Hill, install severe speed bumps if necessary.
  • new park and ride on country park site
  • Large lorries delivering to the shops need to be restricted to very early and not during school hours.
  • Roundabout at the entrance to the business park needs improving
  • Too many HGV vehicles
  • Reduce parking e.g. outside Sainsbury which causes congestion and pollution. Ban HGVs
  • Parking on roads by all day commuters.
  • There appears to be a massive bottleneck at the Mere Way business park. Maybe a second route out of it would be a good idea.
  • Expand the kirk lane exit to 2 lanes - left+straight on AND right-only.
  • Should be yellow lines all the way outside Sainsburys ..car park use only.
  • pot holes around the village is a real issue
  • Again highways and transport need to be major considerations when looking at housing planning. Ruddington is already a village which is incredibly busy with many inconsiderate motorists who pay no attention to driving laws!
  • As mentioned in previous set of questions.
  • Artex factory has been in Ruddington for a number of years, and is important for work for some. However, with the increased houses in the village and others using Clifton Lane/road as a cut through, i'd suggest a better route/road to link Nottingham Road with Loughborough road is required to the south of Ruddington. Linking Pastures lane to this more main route, so allowing the HGV of Artex to use a more suitable road in & out.
  • Roadway and pedestrian infrastructure in the village must keep pace with the housing development needed. This means that there should be a reasonable footpath route for every new property to ensure that the village remains inclusive for all new developments.
  • say no speed humps or other artificial road obstructions!
  • Parking on the hill at peak times needs to be sorted, restrictions need to be enforced
  • Cars parking on the hill at peak times, when there are parking restrictions!
  • Absolute rubbish servey the parish council listens to nobody
  • Regarding the protection and enhancement of public transport, consideration should be given to promoting a 'within Ruddington' bus ticket which would be cheaper than a standard single or return ticket but would only be usable within the village itself. This could allow residents on the outskirts of the village to travel into the centre of the village by bus as opposed to car. If required, the fare could be subsidised through Section 106/CIL monies from new housing development instead of those contributions being spent on travelcards for occupiers of those new houses. The Section 106/CIL contributions would therefore benefit a large number of villagers and the village centre itself.
  • I would love to see the parking issues resolved by encouraging use of other means of transport - cycle routes and maintained and improved bus connections e.g shuttle bus to tram stops with improved frequency
  • The pavements in Ruddington are disgusting
  • There should be no parking at all allowed on the road immediately outside the Sainsbury’s local it causes a bottleneck and shouldn’t be allowed considering Sainsbury’s has a car park
  • There is a high level of traffic through the centre of the village and along Clifton Road, especially during commuting times. It is difficult to get in and out of side roads at these times and the amount of cars used by people taking children to and from the schools in the village adds to this. People living in, and visiting the village need to be able to access the local facilities and this is not easy when parking is limited.
  • Car parking is an issue as people commute to work in Ruddington but park outside residential houses ie if working at the vets, the doctors or people visiting those services . Park and ride would help resolve the problem
  • why not push for a connection to the tram network by means of the old railway line
  • Parking.
  • Parking. Ruddington is being used as a park and ride for Nottingham.
  • About public transport and the recent speculations, we do need the buses to keep running, and if possible make the tram closer to ruddington. The old Ruddington connections bus is well missed also. No everyone drives at the village
  • No HGVs coming through the village
  • excellent public transport for those who are physically able to use it during the day not quite so frequent in the evenings
  • I think it is important that more safe crossings, such as pelican crossings, are installed in Ruddington, particularly near school areas. I also think some speed limits should be lowered from 30mph to 20mph, making busy roads safer.
  • The need to further manage traffic as a result of the Asher Lane Planning Permission should not simply consider the flawed traffic model with that Application (i.e. create further disruption / gridlock). The opportunity must not be missed to rethink / replan traffic flow and parking in the Village. For example, make High Street one-way for all traffic, as per the No 3 and No 10 bus routes. This will allow the potential for more parking in the Village centre by the use of en-echelon parking bays within existing roads (which would require only one directional travel. Appropriate traffic calming to reduce speed limits (20 mph in one-way) and would limit / stop HGVs using the Village centre from the A60/Kirk Lane to Clifton (and to the A453). In fact, HGVs should be directed away from Ruddington altogether. The A60 links directly the the Highways England (HE) Strategic Road Network (A52 / A453) as priority routes. Revisions to the A60 / A52 junction to improve the flow of traffic (e.g. a dedicated left turn lane) can be incorporated into HE improvements, and should be modelled now and discussed with HE (A52) and Nottinghamshire County Council (A60).
  • We live on Kirk Lane. Increasingly people are parking in the road making it incredibly dangerous to come out of a driveway and inch in between parked cars to look left and right. This needs to be addressed by moving parked cars to other areas of the village as people park all day (we know as we see the cars!). However we need 1 hr parking THAT IS FREE for people to shop otherwise we kill the trade. We need the right balance.
  • I would have thought that we would all want to keep the Village as a Village and introducing Park and Rides as such would go against this.
  • Traffic calming measures visually will not positively contribute to the character of the area, in particular the conservation area
  • Oversized lorries cannot safely negotiate an ever more crowded village. Accidents will increase with increased housing bringing more traffic through the Green and the High Street, especially if HGVs that do not need to access the village continue to roll through the village roads. Restrictions on vehicle size/weight are essential, as are expanded parking arrangements and approved parking permits for residents that can be effectively policed to put off non-permit holding vehicles.
  • Park & ride would be good but where would it be? Country park?
  • See previous comments. There may be an argument for pedestrianising the very centre of the village, other than for public transport, as they do in York, although some retailers may disagree.
  • Need to reduce traffic going through the village and parking issues which moves in the village as parking restrictions are put in place
  • The villages is becoming more congested with traffic, people parking outside sainsburys at peak times making it worse. I think the village centre would improve with a one way system. Traffic lights at the top of kirk lane could do with extra lights for motorists turning right, too many accidents happen.
  • Historically neglected in comparison to other areas of the borough
  • The pathway over the old railway bridge into Ruddington is dangerous to use given the amount and speed of traffic passing through. Lack of a footpath discourages people to walk, particularly with children and drives more traffic into parking in the village.
  • Start enforcing parking restrictions especially outside Sainsburys before 9am as currently they are ignored by many creating unnecessary congestion at peak times
  • Parking outside Sainsbury’s is annoying and causes multiple problems as does HGV’s cutting through
  • Parking restrictions should be introduced to prevent all day parking which is killing Ruddington as a shopping venue for other villages
  • Parking has recently become restricted at Ruddington Lane tram stop. This will lead to more parking in Ruddington itself to catch a bus.
  • I believe HGVs are already restricted, and now only a few from the gypsum works infrequently pass through. Most crucial aspects are the free flow of traffic to reduce air pollution, and journey times, and the reduction in excessive speeds when leaving the village, wilford Road is an example where a number of reckless drivers drive at +60mph past parked cars and a child's play park. Both on leaving and entering village, safety cameras would be sensible here.
  • Urgent need to find Park & Ride site to ensure that parking available in village for non commuters and the existing parking restrictions only tfr commuter parking to roads leading into village i.e Kirk Lane.
  • Thought needs to be given to the connectivity of the villlage's schols, there is currently no safe route between them, this increase village congestion as parents feel the need to drive between them.
  • Unnecessary all day parking in the village. Restriction time on the Parish Council car park to avoid the above
  • The more traffic that moves in the village then the more it slows the traffic down thereby creating a level of self-regulation. The One-Way system trialled some time ago has always been a requirement in the village that has been ignored consistently. Parking outside the Sainsbury's must be stopped as this is a dangerous environment and often leads to conflicts but this is also being ignored.
  • As a resident of Wilford Road, speeding is a major issue. However, I must point out that I have a safe cycle path running from my house to the city centre which I use regularly. This is a fabulous asset and one which I would like to be available to all residents in the village.
  • I would like to see all HGV's banned from coming through the village and for those delivering to stores and businesses a restriction on when they can deliver. i.e. not during peak rush hour travelling to and from work times. The street outside Sainsbury's definitely needs addressing this should be double yellow lines at all times apart from deliveries. It creates huge bottlenecks and I have been a victim of road rage and abuse on many occasions because I WILL NOT mount the pavement and damage my car to get through. I hadn't thought about a park and ride but think this is an excellent idea and definitely, I don't know where, but we need a car park. I have a neighbour who I know parks on The Green everyday, she works in Nottingham and she is just too lazy to walk to the bus stop, I'm sure she's not the only one. I'm sure residents living in the central streets would like to see parking permits only, I would be happy to support them in this. When we have had roadworks on The Highstreet and a one way systems was put in place the traffic flowed great, maybe turning right at the Estate Agents going towards the Chipshop should stop and this little stretch becomes One Way.
  • Do not increase traffic flows
  • ASHER LANE - too much traffic & re-route. secondary school coach that drops these children can walk from the village green. Please retain the No.3 bus.
  • Adoption of sustrans design guide for walking and cycle infrastructure. Modifying round-a-bouts to reduce speed of vehicles using them
  • 20 mph speed limit throughout the village
  • Traffic through the village is intolerable and unsafe. Do something. The lorry's are dangerous and it's about time they were banned from the village centre.
  • stop parking outside sainsbury’s
  • Improvements are always made with a view to facilitating vehicle use and speeding up"traffic flow" - these inevitably make it more difficult to choose walking or cycling. When are you going to learn the lessons that result in people-friendly towns and cities in France/Netherlands/Europe?
  • We don't need traffic calming measures when the village is gridlocked so regularly.
  • More dedicated cycle paths, installing a walking/cycling bridge over the A52 at Old Road (https://goo.gl/maps/b6AQ7g58qYz)
  • Take the parking space away that is on the brow of the hill outside Sainsbury’s. Enforce HGV restrictions through the village. Stop all day parking. Residents parking permits? Prevent parking on both sides of Clifton Rd especially on the bend Clifton Ave. Better traffic light sequence on Kirk Lane to include a turn left/turn right sequence
  • Parking is the biggest challenge in Ruddington. To combat all day parking why not bring in max time parked on village centre roads or limit parking for a certain hour of day eg not between 1-1.30?
  • Lorries should not be allowed to come through the Village using it as a shortcut
  • Need to stop the parking on duttons hill which is a major problem
  • Keeping on top of potholes
  • Parking on the business park and also in the centre of Ruddington is in a very bad way. Often I will need to park on the road of the business park. When looking for a property to rent in Ruddington I was limited by those that had provision for a car. The new housing estate will need to have parking provisions in place before it would be acceptable to start development. Furthermore, an off-site Park and Ride for Ruddington and also the business park would be a great help to ease congestion and making working / Living in Ruddington much more pleasurable.
  • Need to implement a 3 hour parking limit throughout the centre of the village and nearby streets and those who live there given permits to park 24/7.
  • The village is a cut through for other traffic. Better cycle lanes and restricted parking permits for those living in the village using the doctors, pharmacist, library and vets.
  • Concerned about impact of new Clifton Pastures plan on village traffic particularly via Clifton Road. Park & Ride is a great idea possible link to tram?
  • Speed limits should be enhanced, but wouldn't like speed humps in the village
  • There is no problem with people parking in the village and then riding into the city. Parking in the city is cheaper than getting the bus into the city from Ruddington.
  • There is no way the village can develop further without addressing transport links.
  • Bridge on Clifton Road requires different footpath access (Alongside Old Station Drive) it’s very dangerous at present for kids
  • Suggest one way system around the village
  • The roads through the village are already too busy.
  • The mini roundabout by the Victoria tavern has worked really well.
  • The bridge over the old unused rail line from the bellway Estate needs sorting so families can get into the village without having to go around and over the bridge on the main road. Eg. I have 2 toddlers and darent go over the bridge with them on my own as it is so steep, but I hate walking over the bridge with them on the main road especially when icy as it’s too dangerous so my only option is to drive into the village. So opening up the path from the bellway Estate into the neighbouring estates.
  • Sort grices hill out once and for all
  • There must be an extra road out from south of the village /Asher Lane to Gotham and:or A60. This should be a condition placed upon anyone developing the land for the 175 houses approved off Asher Lane.
  • The parking on Wilford land outside sainsburys should be a no parking zone! There is a car park but people are too lazy to turn into it and then they cause build up of traffic and fumes from those cars linger
  • Currently Ruddington has too high volume of traffic and the current layout doesn't work. It is gridlock around sainsbury and the parking spaces outside the post office often means only one car can pass through creating problems. A one way system should be considered or altering where parking spaces are to prevent holding up the traffic.
  • Please consider the parking of residents down Asher Lane when planninning to build all those houses on the Perimeter Road.
  • 7.5 weight signs, the high street should be ONE WAY, an extra crossing at the end of Kirk lane across the high street.
  • HGVs through the village puts a strain on already slow flowing traffic at peak times and is a risk to an area of a lot of children and schools
  • I can't think of many routes that go through the village that HGVs use, unless heading into the village. There is always a lot of traffic going through the village already at it's current size. This has been calmed by introducing parking to force traffic to give way where only one car can now fit through. There is not much parking in the village, unless it is a quiet period. The public transport links are good here. It's a shame the tram doesn't come closer to Ruddington or to Rushcliffe country park and industrial estate.
  • see previous comment re railway foot bridge
  • As a mobility scooter user, and someone who is slow at crossing the road as a pedestrian I have noticed that there are few safe places to cross the road safely. It can be quite risky in places near the bus route and places where there are "blind spots" and it is difficult to see oncoming traffic or cars behind you. The pavements are also very potholed, making it a bumpy ride !
  • Traffic congestion is a big problem in Ruddington, which is exacerbated by lorries using the village as a short cut from the Motorway and ring road; a vehicle weight restriction would mitigate this. More bike racks and cycle paths may help further reduce congestion.
  • HGV's - access only for premises.
  • Build a bypass around the village.
  • I was very alarmed to hear talk of traffic lights being installed at the Kirk lane/high st junction. That would ruin the character of the high street
  • Often only one Road can be used - an alternative route should be made the highest priority
  • It would be a shame to have speed bumps, the main problem is when people park outside Sainsbury’s when there is already a car park with free spaces - it upsets traffic flow. Public transport is usable at present but could be more frequent at peak commute times. I don’t know how to stop people using Ruddington as a cut through to Clifton from the A60
  • No more housing without adequate infrastructure
  • Same as what I put before. Scrapping the parking outside Sainsbury’s and turning the high street and green a one way system
  • Refer to previous note.
  • Too much through traffic. Ruddington bypass, please! The village will be vastly improved with less trafffic, even if the business community will be against this.
  • Please work to relieve pressure on St. John's Way, which can be done by removing parking on the High Street outside Sainsbury's.
  • Remove parking from the hill outside Sainsburys!!
  • reduce traffic from going through the centre of ruddington - no parking outside sainsburys would help - reduce traffic and parked cars on both sides of the road on clifton road.
  • Steps should be taken immediately to stop HGVs using Ruddington. More traffic wardens are needed to enforce parking restrictions, especially outside Sainsbury's where people ignore the single yellow line and restrictions in the evening.
  • There should be more safety provisions for pedestrians throughout the village, should there be further housing off Loughborogh Road then the speed limit should be reduced to 30mph and there should be traffic islands put all the way along the road and an improvement to the traffic lights, making provisions for pedestrians. We should not have to wait for someone to get killed before something is done, as Councillor Adair stated at a meeting I attended.
  • We must ensure that all planning and highways changes only have positive effects on local businesses and parking is essential to access central village services. E.g. Measures such as traffic lights at Kirk Lane/Hight street are to be prohibited as this will prevent parking outside local businesses.
  • Measures to reduce speed and volume of traffic should be considered. Remove on street parking outside Sainsbury’s
  • I hope that parking outside Sainsburys on the High Street is allowed to continue if only to stop speeding vehicles. I would approve of anything to stop the all day parkers.
  • The village centre needs to be made one way, or even better pedestrianised. There are suitable routes out of the village without having to cross through it. The village centre depends on local residents who walk to its facilities and does not need parking or a through route.
  • We need to limit the speed of traffic in the village. Most HGV drivers drive considerately but some cars and vans race through, don't stop at zebra crossings etc and needs clamping down on
  • Parking on grices hill is said to be traffic calming but at times the traffic is at standstill
  • We need to review the on road parking outside of Sainsburies which creates significant traffic congestion. Narrowing the pavement on the opposite side of the road could create some limited parking spaces, and allow double yellow line on the road creating 2 free flowing lanes.
  • LAYOUT AROUND SAINSBURYS AND PARKING NEEDS SERIOUS ATTENTION AND NEEDS ADDRESSING URGENTLY.
  • FOLLOWING A CAR FLIPPING OVER ON TO ITS ROOF AND IT BEING A RAT RUN IN THE VILLAGE, EASTHORPE STREET NEEDS EITHER CAMERAS OR SOMETHING TO SLOW CARS DOWN AND ALSO THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE PATROLS ON ROADS LIKE THESE BY TRAFFIC WARDENS RE CARS ON DOUBLE YELLOW LINES, OVER WHITE T-LINES ETC
  • Ruddington is used as a short-cut for HGV and sat nav routes. Restrictions should be in place. NO PARKING on Duttons Hill
  • The current roads in Ruddington are too narrow
  • More bus services to Ruddington Business park for Workers and Leisure
  • Parking removed from Dutton hill Restricted parking in the village
  • Ruddington definitely needs some kind of traffic calming/rerouting done
  • Double yellow lines should be applied to the high street on both sides of the road to allow traffic flow. This should be applied from sainsburys all the way down to the Frame breakers.
  • introducing cycle lanes and footpaths on Flawforth lane would be a real benefit to all
  • Removal of parking spaces on the main road near to shops and pelican crossing. This is constantly snarled up with traffic causing delays and dangerous situations with impatient drivers.
  • Traffic always backs up where the A60 meets the A52 so this would need to be addressed if additional people were to move to the area as can already add big delays to journeys
  • Provision of cycling routes / footpaths / pedestrian areas would naturally slow traffic in and around the village
  • I work on the business park and believe that changes should be made to the access from the business park on to the A60 options may be to widen Mere Way to facilitate exit from Mere Way onto A60 north and south and/or create a second access road to the business park. Create a car park in the vicinity to encourage people working/visiting the area to stop parking on Mere Way.
  • Also where parking is allowed - why is parking allowed on the brow of a hill outside Sainsbury's? Often difficult to see particularly when very large lorries parked there. Why don't they use the Sainsbury's park car when delivering there? They do, if they think traffic warden about. Also stopping lorries/vans parking on the pavement opposite.
  • Better vehicle access from the Country and Business park onto the A60. It can sometimes take up to 30mins to get off the park onto the A60. Parking restrictions should be introduced on the Business Park as at times it can be very dangerous due to poor parking. Possibly introducing parking bays where the grass verges are.
  • TRAFFIC LIGHTS TO GET OFF THE COUNTRY PARK/BUSINESS PARK.
  • large HGV vehicles should be prohibited from the village centre unless delivering to businesses in the village. The village is used as a cut through via Clifton and the road linking the two should be made in passable too HGV's.
  • Ruddington desperately needs better control of through traffic and the better provision of parking. A one way system with part pedestrianisation should be seriously considered.
  • Traffic jams and queues can be a big issue on Loughborough Road at peak times and also significant problems when exiting the RCP business area between 5pm and 6pm - this has an impact on the efficiency of the public transport available which, with the delays caused for drivers too makes it a less attractive place to work
  • Already a huge bottle neck coming out of the business park and onto the A60 at key times (especially on Wednesdays). Cars are mainly carrying just one person. I use the bus, but services have been cut to the business park - we had to lobby to retain any bus service at all. I can't fully understand why people are so reluctant to use buses and don't know how to encourage greater bus use. Any ideas? Building more homes encourages more traffic - could we get a tram link to the village? (Worth looking at the development of Hucknall perhaps). There is no bus link from the village to the business park - which again limits bus access for people wanting to come to work by public transport. Park and Ride for business park??
  • There may need to be traffic lights at the roundabout to the Business park and consider adding another roundabout to the Business park on the A60
  • There is only one road leading onto/off the business estate - two would be better. It would be even better if the public transport was improved so fewer people needed to bring cars.
  • Traffic is a real issue for Ruddington and has put me off considering moving here
  • I live in Clifton but have worked in the Mere Way business centre for over 10 years, I cycle through Ruddington every day, the 1 lane system in the centre of Ruddington is always a worry and I have seen as well as experienced numerous accidents, when you have buses, coaches, lorry's and impatient rush hour traffic travelling through a small space, accident's are inevitable.
  • One way system needed and parking restrictions to prevent people parking all day to use bus, but contributing nothing to local businesses.
  • Traffic is a major concern. All day parking restricts spaces for residents/visitors.
  • HGVs and cars parked all day grid lock the village
  • Big H.G.V's make big holes in road? ( I'm a retired H.G.V man)
  • Surely a park and ride scheme would increase the density of traffic in and around Ruddington? The only option would be to create parking at the commercial park, near the Country Park. This presumably would be used by people from outside Ruddington though, because residents of Ruddington would already be accessing their cars or buses( of which there is adequate provision, in my opinion.) The tram Park and Ride is failing to reduce parking issues at the tram stop on Wilford Road, where cars regularly park dangerously reducing the width of the road on the bend before the tram stop. This question really needs to be asked of the people from outside the villag, that you believe to be all day parking within the centre?
  • The village would benefit from narrow streets such as St Johns being one way to maintain safe traffic flow through to better thought out pedestrian crossings such as the main junction on Loughborough Rd going toward the Elms Park where children have to risk it crossing over.
  • Also where parking is allowed - why is parking allowed on the brow of a hill outside Sainsbury's? Often difficult to see particularly when very large lorries parked there. Why don't they use the Sainsbury's car park when delivering there? - They do if they think the traffic warden is about. Also stopping lorries/vans parking on the pavement opposite.
  • Cycle paths - create a safer infrastructure to encourage cycling (rather than driving) and people will engage. Take a look at Amsterdam and how traffic was at breaking point 30 years ago and now, how bicycles are the main mode of transport.
  • Traffic calming should not be speed humps
  • With regard to cycle tracks/lanes in the village. Many cyclists don’t use the cycle lanes already in place, which causes problems for road users. Also, shared use of cycle lanes between cyclists and pedestrians can be unsafe.
  • Transport and infrastructure should be reviewed not just from the point of view of Ruddington and the housing growth here. We are sandwiched between other suburbs that are going to be rapidly developing. Ruddington will be under strain from these other towns and their traffic passing through to reach the A453 and the ring road.
  • Please do not install speed bumps. All they do is wreck innocent people's cars. Need to carry out more resurfacing of roads and pavements. Ashworth avenue road is terrible
  • I don't see the point in reducing HGV numbers through the village if there is a commensurate increase in the number of private car journeys. Emissions will increase long term unless the total number of motorised journeys is reduced. Planned housing developments should be done in such a way as to allow only pedestrian and cycle access to the village centre, routing vehicular traffic around the perimeter.
  • There are 2 areas of particular concern for me. The first is the bridge link9ng the main village with pastures lane. It is unsafe for children to use this as a route to the local primary schools especially in icy conditions. The second is the road side parking outside sainsburys. There should be no parking allowed at anyti e along that stretch and other traffic calming measures in place. We also has a temporary one way system in place in recent years around the green. This could help to reduce conjestion at the t junction by the chip shop
  • HGVs and large heavy vehicles should not be allowed through the village. Parking is a vitally important issue and the parking allowed outside Sainsburys should be discontinued.
  • Park and ride would be great but where are you going to find space!!
  • Cycle parking in shopping area should be improved. Also cycle parking at the tram stop would be good for Ruddington.
  • No speed humps, better enforcement of speed limits particularly clifton road. maybe a 20mph limit along the highstreet to Sainsburys.
  • A zebra crossing at the Easthorpe street / Ru fford road junction is needed, it is dangerous and is used by many children going to st peters.
  • I think we spent a lot of time blaming parking for the villages issues. I never have trouble parking. The main issue is the pointless parking spaces outside of Sainsbury’s on Grices Hill. It’s a completely inappropriate ‘traffic calming’ method which is what it’s cited as. It creates very dangerous driving situations and should urgently be resolved. I would much rather money was spent on an actual traffic calming measure e.g. speed camera than continue to expect parking spaces to do the job.
  • (I made these comments in the previous section)
  • Parking as per usual is terrible.
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  • For this and all other sections of the form, I think that response should be around promoting well being Five ways to mental wellbeing - GOV.UK https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/five-ways-to-mental-wellbeing This document, produced by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) on behalf of Foresight, sets out 5 actions to improve personal wellbeing: • Connect – maintain spaces for people to connect, the Green, St Peters rooms, places to eat • Be active – maintain a range of options to make it easy for people to be active, allotments, areas with low traffic to enable children to walk to school and vulnerable groups to be able to walk for example safe crossing points • Take notice – gardens and green spaces, allotments to allow people to connect with the world around them, preserve trees • Keep learning – Community spaces. Consider building community spaces i.e. buildings for people to rent, for classes etc. Also communal outdoor places • Give – again about spaces for people to connect – space planning for voluntary sector activities.
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  • Measures need to be put in place to stop Ruddington being used as a cut through for HGV vehicles
  • This is a very important area, I believe it’s essential to make provisions/plans to address highways issues and not just build more houses which will strain the existing provision.
  • Why the heck would a village need a park and ride? If the village is large enough to need a park and ride, it is no longer a village and those residents wishing to live in a village need look elsewhere before he value of their houses drops and the congestion becomes unbearable.
  • Public transport connections must at least be maintained if not improved
  • Cycling brings in more benefits than it costs to provide for.
  • Road around the village centre should be one way. The Nottingham knight roundabout is very dangerous - solutions are needed such as underpass for the ring road traffic. Could do with pedestrian crossing on packman drive near st Peter's school.
  • Ban hgv from village, stop parking on the green, kirk lane, elms park. and duttons hill
  • Ashworth Avenue potholes are bad and the tarmac hasn't worked
  • stop hgv's from using centre of village, introduce speed bumps on Clifton Road and Wilford Road.
  • Public path with ligth, safe paths for children, as example the bridge in cliffton road is not safe for pedestrian and the builders commited to make a path which is not done.
  • New businesses to Ruddington should prove they have designated parking for customers as some residential roads are getting dangerous to drive down due to street parking.
  • Only to reiterate my point that if we are to accommodate more new housing sites, that these don't impact on already very bad peak time traffic for instance along Loughborough Road and by the Mere Way business park. For my own personal experience one can already be halted for up to twenty minutes at this point of the journey in or out of Ruddington at peak times.
  • The junction of church Street and Easthorpe Street needs more thought and some alterations before any more traffic is added. It is unsafe
  • Bus facilities are great, need to really look at car parking in the area
  • Stop parking outside Sainsbury’s it close ha the village up Consider a one way system round the village to make traffic flow better No traffic lights at the village end of Kirk lane
  • HGV should be diverted away from the village.
  • stop people from using the village centre as a park and ride and provide a decent park and ride on the country park site.
  • I have observed on many many occasions residents of Ruddington parking up for the day in the village centre and then getting a bus to town for work etc. No need for park & ride. Need to get people using their legs and walking!! Parking problems in the village is caused by village residents
  • I recognise generally that parking is a huge issue in the village (not necessarily sure a Park and Ride scheme is best option?) but certainly something needs to change to prevent people parking up all day and commuting. Need to engage with local businesses (as I know we are doing!) to take on board their concerns and ideas. Any new developments in housing (which there needs to be) absolutely must work around what is a very busy village centre and take into account access routes.
  • Anything that could reduce the volume of traffic passing through the village and to improve provision for cyclists and pedestrians would be welcomed.
  • A Park & Ride scheme emanating from the country business park would be ideal and of use to all the village - ensuring it runs down ruddington lane to complement the No 3 route
  • I worry about the amount of "thro" traffic through the village. Kirk Lane - Clifton Lane to the 453.
  • The current road network and infrastructure cannot support what is currently happening, cars abandoned for the day, HGV navigating the village.
  • Traffic in the village is terrible. The speed, volume and type of vehicles is too much for a village this size.
  • The parking spaces outside of the Sainsburys local should be removed as it routinely causes significant queuing of traffic on both sides.
  • Current joint cycle/pedestrian provision is confusing and inadequate, causing cyclists to either ignore provided safe footpath routes or to use footpaths not allocated for such use.
  • Remove all on-street parking spaces outside Sainsbury’s to improve flow of traffic.
  • There is currently insuffiecient parking to meet the needs of those with a Ruddington address who are unable to walk long distances. The current flow of traffic through the village inevitably causes problems. Is it possible to make a one way system
  • making the village a place that welcomes cyclists and pedestrians and allows us to feel that our children can travel independently and safely is the top priority. discouraging traffic is one thing - actively encouraging other modes of transport will add to the vibrancy....
  • The village is congested and any development should not make it worse.
  • speed limits to be monitored, one way system,parking charges re car park.
  • Any park and ride scheme should ensure it has enough spaces for the number of cars expected and it should be in an area that is easily accessible for people outside the village, not impacting on the traffic in the village. Also, it should not cause full buses going through the village and villagers not being able to get on the bus because of park and ride customers.
  • It can be difficult to cross roads in Ruddington with the high traffic. e.g The High Street and Church Street
  • Although suitably located Park and Ride scheme is a good idea, the issue of residents' parking, more widespread short term parking restrictions and some double yellow lines in a few key locations, is more of a short term priority.
  • No speed bumps please - site zebra crossings in safer places. Stop parking on hill near Sainsburys - Dutton's Hill
  • I don't think the issue of HGVs is a priority, there is the occasional HGV which is unpleasant but we need to focus on the relentless volume of cars through the village centre and the large amount of anti-social driving.
  • more house = more cars = more traffic issues - need to make some big decisions about the flow of traffic through the village centre, especially at peak times. Public transport is vital.
  • High St is a B road so that limits what can be done. Re HGV's, weight restrictions are not going to be monitored, no resources .. weigh bridge at Bingham is now closed! Old military road as a southern by pass is a solution, but would encourage more houses to be built around it. However, more houses means more potential business for local shops.
  • Need to find a safer route to cross the railway bridge. Cars fly down the road and when walking children to school it is incredibly dangerous.
  • all day parking should not be allowed on any on the main streets in the village. 3 hour max restrictions would be better for shops/businesses in the village
  • Cycle paths throughout Village and possibly a one way route around the centre to restrict through traffic
  • Please please can the parking be removed from outside of sainsburys. There is no need for this to be here as there is a car park for people to use.
  • park and ride on country park
  • The level crossing outside the chip shop is of poor signalling, and i feel it is a accident waiting to happen , i have been nearly hit three times with my son as people just don't stop
  • There desperately needs to be a safe pedestrian (and ideally) cycle route between the west side of the village and both schools. Particularly over the old railway road bridge which is so dangerous and narrow.
  • The one way system worked. Not sure about park and ride - where would you put it? We need more safe walking areas
  • ban hgv's; alter the parking adjacent to Sainsbury & the other shops to ease the bottleneck they create.
  • The village centre is congested but I do not believe the solution is more traffic management e.g. traffic lights on the High Street. The best solution would be to limit further large scale housing development.
  • Commuters using Ruddington to park all for free and use the bus service to access Nottingham is having a significant impact on accessibility to the village centre. Could the possibility of free parkign for 2 hours (for example) with a £30 charge thereafter be explored please to deter this. A permit scheme (or similar) would need to be introduced for residents who live in the village and locally employed staff. The permit scheme would need to be introduced to the whole village though or the problem would just radiate to streets slightly outside the centre and cause parking problems elsewhere
  • Proposed new developments on land by Loughborough Road (Mere Way and Flawflorth Lane) must include safe pedestrian crossing to village side of road. Kirk Lane/Flawforth crossing is not safe for pedestrians with frequent car collisions and red light jumping making it very difficult to cross.
  • Positioning of a park & ride would be a problem
  • For traffic calming, avoid speed bumps if possible
  • Provision is needed for reducing speed of cars on Wilford Road in and out of Ruddington. People are speeding dangerously with a nursery, housing entrances and golf course entrance. It is a death waiting to happen. Many wildlife are getting killed by speeding vehicles, badgers, squirrels, foxes all laying dead on the roads on a regular basis.
  • Too many already cutting through the village
  • PLEASE LOOK AT DOUBLE YELLOW LINES IN THE VILLAGE CENTRE TO PREVENT CONGESTION
  • HGV's needs to be restricted in the village. Also remove on-road parking on Dutton Hill. This would encourage drivers to use the Sainsbury's car park - at the moment the on road parking makes ingress and egress difficult.
  • One way system through the village should be considered
  • The hill on the main road should be double yellows on both sides to stop parking outside Sainsbury and along the shops as the street is to narrow and causes heavy congestion.
  • Stop people parking outside Sainsburys. Make an underpass to avoid walking children over bridge on Clifton road.
  • If traffic continues to increase at its present rate then at the very least extra car parking needs to be considered,heavy vehicles should be banned,but the list goes on and on
  • Traffic is awful in the village. Outside Sainsbury’s why not put a speed camera if worried about speeding through the village at least then you will generate money from penalties!
  • Probably a one way system around the village centre with no parking around Sainsbury's
  • Enforcement cameras rather than speed humps ,one way round the centre existing cycle paths aren't used don't waste any more money anything you do to improve traffic flow will encourage more to use Ruddington as through route I would be amazed if you can widen the roads provide cycle path and improve footpaths without demolishing property's or using people's front gardens for land 'this would require
  • I feel the impact of the sheer volume & speed of traffic is having a huge detrimental effect on the village
  • Traffic calming MUST NOT be in the form of speed humps, which are damaging to all vehicles, and hell on people with back problems. Rather speed cameras, so only the guilty are penalised.
  • I, like many others are fed up with cars parked outside our houses all day while the drivers go to town/work.
  • It would be great if we could get the tram in the village, so close up at the end of ruddington lane but too far to realistically walk often. Or even a connector bus to that stop.
  • If commuters require a P&R to travel to work or leisure why not provide one near the bus stop on the edge of the village (not the centre) For example St Peters School near No.10 bus. Residents win - Parents win - and the school would be rewarded financially. Then the centre of Ruddington could be used for the disabled and shoppers and visitors to the village.
  • There are currently 500+ houses in Ruddington on the Pasture Lane estate and surrounding areas - with an extremely unsafe single access path leading to the village. Years of campaigning are not leading anywhere - residents and their children are being put in danger daily because of bureaucracy.
  • Most, if not all parking in and around the village centre should be made permit only, this would reduce the amount of congestion caused by commuters using the Ruddington transport services from nearby villages. The current bus service is frequent enough but the bus size is too big for the village and takes too long to get to town. There are also issues around the village centre with congestion and some of the traffic calming measures currently in place are lacking in keeping the flow of traffic moving (i.e. Sainsbury's) All large vehicles,including the large double decker buses should be banned from the village unless roads are made wider, and/or different routes are created and better traffic calming measures implemented.
  • Again, the roads are dangerous. Very little attempts are made to stop speeding by locals and rat-runners. Speed camera vans are a joke they might as well be equipped with multiple flashing warning lights . . .
  • hgv on wilford road are horrendous and very dangerous for cyclists pedestrians and cats, they have almost hit my children as they are not adhering to speed restrictions entering the village.
  • Remove parking from the high street by Sainsbury’s, it creates blockages all the time.
  • Consider implementing speed bumps on high traffic, 20mph roads. For example, Rufford Road, I have witnessed people speeding down the road, probably doing around 40mph. Or perhaps using bigger 20mph signs might help.
  • Already bike paths that don't get used and ignored . Still riding on the road . Waste of money .ie wilford road.
  • No parking on buttons hill
  • park and ride on country park. permit parking for residents.car park charging limit 2 hours. employ own traffic warden.
  • HGV's should only be allowed for village access only - with the ring road so close they should use that. Overweight HGVs also use Flawforth Lane, but who enforces this regulation.
  • there should be more enforcement to stop people parking on pavements
  • HGVs should be prevented from using Ruddington as a cut through. Only delivery lorries should be allowed. As a wheelchair user I find the pavements and pathways around the village fairly accessible with appropriate levels of dropped kerbs and crossings.
  • Make the high street no parking 9-4.00 and you will solve most of the problems
  • Gric`s hill is a problem as I am sure you are aware of `¬
  • I would be very grateful if the Ruddington NP group could make the legal standpoint for speed restrictions or access for HGVs clear in publications perhaps even have a Q&A session (where people can send in questions - doesn't have to be a 'live' event) to someone from NCC highways. I have worked for companies in the village who need HGVs to have access and understand the need for this to continue and also know that there is a 'right of access' clause and I'm not sure that most of the people who complain about the "Gypsum Lorries" understand that they are not just cutting through the village but are supporting a local employer.
  • The number of hgvs through the town should be reduced. Any new developments should be accompanied by road developments so as to not increase congestion of the high street.
  • this survey should ask about parking on dutton hill - sainsburys - which should be banned
  • one way system required in village centre also pedestrianise part of high street only allowing buses to use.
  • I think the roads are pretty well kept. The introduction of the roundabout at Clifton road junction has been excellent. The parking bays next to Sainsburys can cause such a backlog for traffic though at peak times. I would like to see these bays removed altogether as parking is available round the side.
  • As I have previously stated, there is too much traffic in Ruddington, pedestrian only in the village would also help, there will be a fatal accident soon if this problem is not resolved
  • traffic calming measures on Wilford Road/Clifton Road. More warden time required re parking. 2 hour limit on car park including charging for parking.
  • The one way system once used worked very well. This would free road space for more effective, time restricted parking. Extend time restrictions to the Green area too. I myself have seen local lazy people drive, park there and catch the bus!
  • Parking restrictions, timed parking, double yellow lines,as a top priority for the B680 Wilford road.
  • Stop HGV using the village as a short cut between the A60 & A453. I once tried to get into Sainsbury’s car park & it was full so parked elsewhere & walked in expecting the shop to be full. This was not the case with only me in the shop! Apparently they don’t enforce the threatened parking limit! There’s also not much evidence of the street parking limit being enforced either
  • Paths are already dangerous. A child/parent waking from Pastures Lane to the village either have to use a dirt track or a single width path to walk into the village. Then the walk from James Peacock to St Peters - St Johns Rd is a disgrace. Ruddington Arms do not maintain hedges leaving narrow pathways. Cars mount pavement and even attempts to fill pot holes caused further bumps. Awful.
  • It would be useful if Ruddington could have an 'access only' rule for HGV's.
  • Just the usual Sainsburys parking issue.
  • park and ride on country park site.
  • Parking on Dutton Hill should be banned. It is usually stated that this is a traffic calming measure, well use speed humps or similar instead
  • Too many cars and far too many cyclists, mostly whizzing straight through and often on the pavements. Cyclists should have insurance like car drivers, and display same. Anything which discourages them is a good idea.
  • Trafic in the village is awful, the hill where Sainsbury’s is is dreadful and there is always a build up, maybe there should be restrictions on parking there
  • one way system required and speed bumps on Clifton Road and Wilford Road. More traffic warden presence.
  • stop hgv's from using village centre..One way system required in village centre.Speed bumps along Clifton Road and Wilford Road.
  • Clearly need to make provision for people who live in the centre of the village to park all day. To be honest it works ok at the moment and you have to encourage people to set up businesses in the centre and not be penalised for parkng here.
  • Village parking needed. Village gets congested, particularly by Sainsbury’s. Kirk Lane junction is not adequate for rush hour traffic - extra lane needed (if travelling out of the village) so traffic can flow in all directions. This causes frustrating delays during morning commutes when vehicles are trying to turn right and remaining traffic cannot pass.
  • Stop parking outside Sainsbury’s. One way system around the village centre.
  • Limit village centre parking to 3hrs maximum
  • Footpath for Flawforth Lane
  • Should introduce residential parking permits for some streets as people using Ruddington as a car park then getting the bus to Nottingham is causing issues

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Business & Enterprise

What level of priority should be attached to the retention of agricultural land and encouraging rural enterprise?

What level of priority should be attached to the provision of shared office space in Ruddington?

What level of priority should be attached to the protection of existing employment sites in Ruddington, including all industrial, commercial, retail and hospitality premises?

What level of priority should be attached to the protection of Ruddington’s pubs, cafes and restaurants?

What people had to say about business and enterprise in Ruddington*

  • Village needs to evolve naturally - can't retain everything from the past. All new signs to be high written not ****** (unreadable)
  • Protect existing sites if cost-effective to maintain. Need to encourage greater use of sites for non-hospitality purposes.
  • More camera's on the pub
  • Keep it local is best for all.
  • It is important to keep Ruddington a lively place to work & play, as it as always has been. Friendly & welcoming as a good village should.
  • Some thought needs to be given as to the future of Ruddington retail outlets.
  • Especially the Pubs.
  • We moved to the village for the local conveniences. To attract people to Ruddington and for it to remain an up and coming area more needs to be done to incentivise new businesses to Ruddington
  • I am concerned about the loss of he greengrocers and would like a community initiative to start a new something or other.
  • There are too many cafes and hair dressers in the vilage, and we need more diversity
  • I'm not sure what demand there is now and in the future for business opportunities and facilities in Ruddington. It's important to help maintain and encourage current enterprises but on the other hand,some recent changes seem to be unlikely to be sustainable- eg closure of greengrocer's, and opening of gift shops/ beauty bars etc. What we need to avoid are disused or underused facilities like the ex-youth club on the Green. I would be in favour of any ideas which may revitalise that facility, based on business or leisure.
  • We have a lot of pubs, cafes and restaurants, increasingly to the detriment of basic retail outlets. I miss our old Horspool's bakery and Thomas's greengrocery more than I can say and see the centre of the village becoming full of duplicate services and facilities, many of which are not for 'everyday' use in the way that basic retail shops are. The only use they could be, is for tourists and others from outside the village. While it is important to encourage outside interest, as we have a wealth of tourist opportunities here and a lot to share with the outside world, do not forget the people who actually live here. We are being sidelined and we are having to go elsewhere for the basics of everyday living.
  • I'm not clear about the importance of the question about agricultural land. On this subject, WHY IS THERE NO MENTION OF RETENTION OF AND ENFORCEMENT OF GREEN BELT LAND PROTECTION IN THE HOUSING SECTION?????
  • better selection of local shops and make rents affordable.
  • We are in urgent need of getting more business into Ruddington- I cannot believe that we have no initiative to get one grocer into a Ruddington or maybe a market to get some energy back into the Village. Even the Charity shops, Perkins and the Post Office is struggling.
  • I was really sad to see the Greengrocers shut down, this was a major asset to the village. I would like to see some support for small independent businesses such as this from the council. Having such independent businesses is what makes Ruddington such a lovely place to live, and it is very sad to see the heart of the village start to deteriorate with the loss of this business, i wonder what will be next?
  • There are too many pubs, cafes & restaurants in Ruddington it's turning into a mini West Bridgford. There should be more support for small businesses to encourage a variety of people to come into the village.
  • Encouraging a Park and Ride scheme could bring more people into Ruddington
  • i think that Ruddington is a great place for small businesses but i also think that the price for the businesses is to high to keep the business running for example the fruit and veg shop was a very lovely place to go it was a shame they closed it down
  • I think we have enough cafes/hair dressers and charity shops and that priority needs to be given to other types of business
  • Need wider range of shops in the village. Shops need to be open longer hours.
  • Good to have local employment opportunities
  • I think the future success of the town centre relies on appealing to families.
  • All efforts should go into maintaining a vibrant business environment. Planned ng should be used to prevent numerous charity outlets and priority and help should be given to new start ups and younger people setting up their own shops, workshops etc.
  • Important for the health of the village - so it isn't only a dormitory town.
  • If they offer good value for money they will prosper!
  • There is a real danger that Ruddington could further lose its diversity of businesses and become dominated by cafes and charity shops. Schemes to promote and encourage more use of, and expenditure within, our village centre shops for the internet generation should be encouraged.
  • Bring a weekly market to the village to encourage more footfall around the community. Review of tents or leases to encourage businesses to the village.
  • Protect the buisness helping the enviroment but put pressure on companys damaging it such as construction and animal aggriculture to clean up their act. Also use less single use plastics.
  • The way in which people work is changing, there's an increase in being home based or having the ability to work from home. We need the village to have the technical infrastructure to meet this growing need. Shared office spaces should be encouraged and we must protect our pubs, cafes and restaurants which have much improved over the past 10 years.
  • The closure of Thomas's, the wonderful fruit and veg shop in Ruddington. has had a detrimental effect on the village. It is less busy and it is personal too. Fewer people are around for social interaction. We must cherish and fight to keep our local stores open
  • We need to encourage businesses to stay in Ruddington, so that people can live and work here. I fear that we are headed the same way as West Bridgford at the moment with lots of cafes and charity shops. We need to encourage small business owners to open 'destination' shops that will attract people from outside the area to shop in Ruddington. We should encourage shops to open later in the evenings and on Saturday afternoons to give time for working families to shop, rather than forcing them to go to big supermarkets or shop online. We definitely need a proper greengrocer again that encourages us to buy local produce and shop seasonally.
  • an artisan bakery may work in this village along with a wet fish shop.
  • An artisan bakery may work in this village along with a wet fish shop.
  • We have more than enough cafes now
  • Ruddington has blossomed in recent years with pub/cafe culture. This enhances our community. We should do all we can to help local businesses.. More things like Ruddington app. Promoting this business community.
  • more vibrant shops required at affordable rents.
  • No chain stores in Ruddington please.
  • Ruddington has some great independent shops and cafes. The greengrocer closing is such a shame.
  • Ruddington has a charming atmosphere. The current business use is at the right level. Any increase in this will mean further development of 'green belt' land, unless current areas can be redeveloped accordingly. The pubs, cafes and local shops are very important and larger premises should be discouraged.
  • Encourage retail, the recent loss of the green grocer has weakened the shopping centre threatenening the viability of the remaining shops
  • It has been a shame to see several local independant retail businesses disappear from the village.
  • That depends on the individual cases (If they are important to Ruddington or not etc) & their location. etc
  • I would be very keen to attempt or suggest and crowd funding for a village ran and owned fruit and veg!
  • Ruddington is a curious village - it can happily support umpteen pubs / coffee shops / eateries yet struggles to support a 'base needs' high street. It is nominally affluent but yet demands cheap (and always has done) ... allowing for the fact people can clearly spend on the pubs / coffee shops etc. A study on just what the village can support and tailor business support accordingly might be an idea?
  • The loss of Thomas's shop has hit the High Street hard - there appears to be a lower footfall now.
  • More local business in ruddington lots of high street shopped closed
  • Better shops for people
  • A thriving village will attract services
  • Ruddington has a wealth of pubs and food out let's that put the village on the map.
  • Unfortunately the majority of pubs, resturants and cafes in Ruddington are posioned on busy roads so restrict the use of outdoor space. There is a lovely green in the village which would would help showcase the village if it ghad a couple of cafes/resturants looking onto it. What about the delict building on the corner or the comunity centre. Surely the comunity centre can be adapted to house a cafe so the rent paid by the busines could help fund the actual cominty centre?
  • There are too many cafes!
  • It is very important that the existing businesses in the village continue to thrive. Without them locals will be forced to shop and do business elsewhere to the detriment of the whole community.
  • The standards of other Rushcliffe BC pubs/clubs noise levels and disturbance of residents living close to these premises, no one outside after 9 pm, also meaning no smoking and to have all doors and windows closed, fire doors closed and no swearing and shouting when leaving. Residents living near these noisy establishments have to keep their windows shut due to the noise disturbance.
  • If Ruddington is to mirror West Bridgford then care is needed re developing useful businesses.
  • It would be nice to have more shops in the village but other than satudays the village is very quiet during the day. The loss of the Greengrocers was a shame. We do seem to now have lots of pubs, cafes, hairdressing/beauty salons and charity shops. It would be nice if there could be more independent shops that might attract people to come to the village?
  • Pubs, cafes and building societies......the shops are disappearing.
  • There are diminishing shopping facilities in Ruddington leading to people shopping elsewhere, which in turn leads to the remaining shops losing custom.
  • more diverse businesses to meet the requirements of residents.
  • The concept of community business was brought up at a recent meeting after the closure of Thomas's. The organisation "POWER OF CHANGE" is promoting this idea in Lincolnshire.
  • My scores are rated low as I don't have a business here. I suspect that would change if I understiid the challenges facing small businesses.
  • Ruddington is a social village and the balance is about right. Some local businesses are struggling whilst others are thriving. The village centre itself needs support and regeneration for businesses.
  • Do the local business including the Business Park have access to business exchange forums to promote collaboration with employment and business contacts?
  • Keep the high street alive! It's the heart of the village and we love it! Less charity shops!
  • there is a large business Park to the south of Ruddington, which is good and well placed. Another route into and out of this (possibly enlarged) business park would be good, rather than just to one that it has at present. Again this could be via a bigger better road to the south of Ruddington, linking Loughborough & Nottingham Road
  • As a living breathing village we need to keep our businesses and local employment functioning. A lost of this will transform us in to nothing more than a commuter village.
  • We need to keep the shops on the high street, since Thomas's closed there seems to be less footfall. No more charity shops, three is enough for a village.
  • The county council are determined to ruin the village of Ruddington and the parish council haven’t got a clue
  • Rather than protecting these sites/premises, policies should look at how unused premises are brought back into use, even if this is as an alternative use.
  • I'm not sure that the pubs cafes and restaurants need protection - they seem to do very well
  • There have sadly been a number of closures of businesses in the village recently and the centre needs a variety of shops /businesses rather than empty premises.
  • Many businesses are closing in recent months and vacant properties seen .... cooks convenience store, the green grocers , this needs looking in to
  • Need to radically rethink traffic and improve parking to support existing and new businesses. See previous comments on providing a one-way system following the bus routes in the Village centre. The Asher Lane Planning Permission demonstrates that traffic lights at the junction on Kirk Lane / High Street just will not work and will only worsen the current situation.
  • Sites that have active employment should not be given up for housing.
  • Ruddington business is less transparent for the average villager, so this is difficult to answer in a valid way. Is the survey including Ruddington Business Park? If so, that is an important part of the village economy and should be maintained as a healthy 'partner' for the village. Collaborations between the village institutions and local businesses should be encouraged somehow, in a two way, mutually beneficial way. There have been positive examples of this in the past with the Nottingham Building Society and the local Cooperative store, to name two.
  • We have sufficient pubs, cafes and restaurants already. We do not have great retail facilities, which seem to be floundering. The shops we miss the most are Horspools and Thomas's. Maybe a few artisans would fit in with a village culture e.g an artisan baker and a farm shop. Existing new housing is expensive and attracts the sort of young, business class that would like this kind of thing. There is probably room in this village for a craft centre with units like you find on the edge of Sherwood Forest/Edwinstowe, to fit in with our lace-making heritage. Protect our newsagent/hardware store/butcher at all costs.
  • We need a mix of development and to do this we will need to give up some agricultural land
  • Not enough people using the local village shops, I think one of the main issues is the parking and also the rates!
  • Ruddington needs to remain a shopping village and must not be "swamped" by cafes bars and similar. There must be a balance
  • The pavement areas outside shops on the High Street enable an extension of premises - very important for florist & cafes - and should remain so.
  • Commercial properties on the industrial estates need to be cost effective. If not replacing them with housing seems better than IN FILL, GREEN BELT, or placing houses near the centre where congestion is already too great.
  • Village needs to identify and encourage a range of viable types of businesses into the village centre to attract both locals and others outside the area to come and shop etc..
  • Ruddington is not West Bridgford and should not become a yuppy paradise. If a business fails due to insufficient patronage then it was not in the right location to begin with and lack of market research is to blame.
  • If the village is to survive, it needs business and employment. Our main business currently appears to be hospitality, but extending flexible and affordable office space could be a real boon.
  • All of the above should be given priority in order to keep our community thriving, 'no businesses no community' If sharing spaces and services keeps costs down for businesses then this should help and make it more financially viable for them to survive. Keeping prices down for customers is obviously something vitally important in smaller communities in order for the custom not to taken away by large, cheaper supermarkets etc.
  • Encourage start ups
  • Market forces will dictate local business development.
  • Any ways that the Council can support the local traders
  • We need to protect pubs cafes and restaurants that we have but we do not need anymore
  • Help small businesses to thrive
  • Ruddington has an unmatched social centre. It is a great place to walk around and enjoy. I would like this to remain the case after any developments. They should increase the cultural activities and not be to it's determinant.
  • No offices should be opened in centre of village unless they can provide parking for all staff
  • To many pubs, the drinking culture from the pubs stops me going into the village for a walk or working late at the allotment due to fear of attack or comments from those who have had to many. Cafe culture is good. The retention of agricultural land and encouraging rural enterprise is massively important to residents of the village this gives individuals identity which is hugely important for our mental wellbeing. (I am a psychotherapist and know the importance of identity)
  • No more charity shops!
  • We have We have enough cafes and pubs. Priority needs to be the shops.
  • It's nice to have small businesses in and around Ruddington. Not chain cafes, pubs or eateries.
  • no need for two supermarkets. close one and reopen local greengrocer but with later opening times
  • I think that it is important for vacant premises to be actively filled with relevant businesses. If there are leases on these properties the leaseholders should be encouraged not to have them vacant as it affects the town.
  • Parking is a perennial problem in Ruddington. Further increasing the number of houses will exacerbate the problem and impact on local businesses as people choose to shop elsewhere with more parking provision.
  • Surely there are more than enough pubs & cafes. No more please.
  • We must preserve and regenerate our high street
  • The business park is a huge success but parking is once again a huge problem with cars parked on both sides of the road. a One-Way system on the loop of the business park would go a long way to make things safer and to enforce that cars only park on one side would help also
  • There’s plenty of cafes now so we don’t need any more. New offices aren’t desired as plenty exist on the business parks.
  • No more housing without additional enterprise facilities
  • We need to rejuvenate the town centre
  • Help local businesses who provide facilities to the village
  • It's a residential village, not a business park. Allow businesses to succeed or fail depending on what services are necessary in the village.
  • WE NEED TO KEEP THE VILLAGE FEEL, SO KEEPING PUBS AND RESTAURANTS OPEN IS VITAL TO ALSO ATTRACT OUTSIDE VISITORS AND RETAIN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITES FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE.
  • We need more pubs!
  • I am vegetarian I would be happy to have more vegetarian options in the restaurants
  • Satellite parks such as the one to the South of the village with easy walkways to the centre would encourage businesses and improve cash-flow into local shops without noticeable impact to road traffic levels
  • Ruddington needs a proper pay and display car park. Free for 1st hour
  • Don't lose the character of the centre - I'm sure it's a big part of what people like
  • Difficulty of mixed residential/employment sites - local residential roads not suitable - often hold-ups/blockages where very large lorries try to deliver off Brookside Road area. Better to have dedicated employment sites away from residential 0 of business park at Country Park.
  • Perhaps a park and ride could be situated on or next to the retail park which would also provide parking for the railway heritage centre and country park thus encouraging more visitors.
  • Local is good - in terms of businesses which provide services and goods for for local people and local employment. Business rates can be used to attract new enterprises - enterprise communities can be created. The business park does not seem to relate to the village (sort of out here on the A60) -are there any benefits of closer links? Business park also seems dominated by a few large companies - is there space on the Park or in Ruddington to encourage startups? need to consider all in the context of community so all works for good together, not conflicting interests.
  • There must be more off-road parking on the Business park to avoid accidents/injuries
  • If there were to be more office spaces in Ruddington, transport would need to be improved
  • Parking outside Sainsbury’s at any time of day is terrible. To say it reduces speed is an understatement....it brings traffic to a standstill. Road bumps or a speed camera will reduce speed.
  • Don't keep changing pub names.?
  • How do you propose to protect a failing business???? Surely we don't have enough funding to waste it in this area.
  • Difficulty of mixed residential/employment sites - local residential roads not suitable - often hold-ups/blockages where very large lorries try to deliver on Brookside Road area. Better to have dedicated employment sites from residential - of Business Park at Country Park.
  • Ruddington has a large number of pubs, cafes and restaurants - vacated retail premises shouldn’t lead to more food outlets and certainly not more fast food.
  • We have lost a few long standing businesses lately, please don't let any more go. We should be encouraging businesses to the area. Charge reasonable rates,, surely getting some rent is better than none at all
  • There is considerable evidence that shows increasing pedestrian areas increases footfall and turnover for local, small businesses. Any future plans for the village should aim to work with local companies to develop this. The other benefits include improved pedestrian safety and cleaner air for residents and shoppers alike.
  • The village should contain independent shops as much as possible and allow the residents to do their everyday shopping. The closure of the fruit and vegetable shop is a big loss to the village.
  • Why are businesses closing? Soon there will no longer a village centre!
  • We don’t need more of the same e.g. we’ve got a more than adequate provision of hairdressers/beauticians/charity shops and offices in the village now. We need variety from retailers to draw people into the village.
  • Some businesses are suffering because they are not offering the right product to the right demographic.
  • There now seems to be an appropriate level of pubs bars and cafes in Ruddington- maybe a reduced or subsidised rent for new start up shops ? May encourage a variety of new shops and increased footfall
  • Car parking appears to be the biggest issue here, we should support our existing businesses better, ensure that there are places for their customers to park (short stay etc). We should also ensure that any new housing developments do not have the potential to disrupt existing smaller businesses
  • The greengrocers closed down and the village would love another. There are too many empty shops and reducing the desirability of shopping in the village centre by over congestion will not help.
  • Need to prepare for future business not the ones we have now.
  • More places for young people to work
  • Better selection of shops.
  • Parking has to be addressed to encourage people to use local businesses.
  • Businesses are going bankrupt, it is unfair to charge so little council tax to charities yet so much to businesses
  • Do not need any more bars/pubs/ charity shops in the area. Need more boutique/independent style shops
  • no more cafe's and hair dressers
  • I've lived in Ruddington for all of my life. Whislt I would like it to retain the village feel, it feels like over the last few years we have been taken over by the nimby brigade!
  • Not really sure about what local business is like...would want those who are more experienced in this area to comment ie do we need more offices? Certainly I like the fact that we seem to have a fairly broad range of businesses here in Ruddington...?
  • More shops are needed
  • Land ought to be made available near the roundabout access to the Business park at the Country Park end on Loughborough Road for a Public House and Hotel. This would compliment the village and access.
  • We are blessed with amazing pubs and cafes in Ruddington- just wish they were used more
  • The number of pubs is excessive but used mainly in the evenings. It would be great to encourage local busineses to grow and thrive in the daytime by offering local people the hours the are able to shop. It is a pity that the green grocers has closed as this together with the butcher, post office and pharmacy appears to have been the focus especially for the older people who need to shop locally
  • We need to keep the thriving pub and restaurant scene as this is core to the village. We then need to look at increasing specialist office spaces, perhaps an entrepreneurial hub or a tech village
  • I feel there are too many cafes but on the other hand I feel it's better than having empty shops as this then impacts on surrounding businesses due to reduced footfall.
  • affordable rents,more shops to cater for expanding population
  • Staple businesses are most important to ie greengrocers and butchers.
  • It is to be hoped that the current high level number of pubs and cafes is sustainable to enable these businesses to thrive. This is especially in the light of an additional cafe just two doors down from The Black Cat, where it might have benefited the village more to have had a different type of shop.
  • People work elsewhere rather than in Ruddington. starting a new business here, unless it's a shop, is difficult ... where are the start-up premises, industrial units? Local work places reduce the need for travel to and from work by car. Shops ... they need to change the outlook ... customer comes first, so why are the shops open when residents are at work? A local delivery service could be organised by the small shops but my experience is that shopkeepers are stuck in the past and resistant to change.
  • sort out the parking problem, lower the rents on shops so we don’t have just charity shops. Maybe encourage a high quality market selling seasonal products
  • Make better use of existing promotional services like the ruddington app to encourage locals to shop and stay local
  • better selection of shops at affordable rents.
  • Rudd could do with boutiques. More outside social points, more things for the younger residents.
  • Encourage 'shop local', consider a community shop approach to re open the recently closed grocer
  • Independent businesses should be encouraged - e.g. we need a new greengrocers!
  • Green belt needs to be preserved where possible; use brown field first
  • Local shops are closing which is sad to see,but we are not alone in this respect
  • If housing is being developed then businesses should be nurtured. The village misses a trick, if we followed West Bridgford as an example the high street may be more successful. There would be less need to go elsewhere if there were nicer restaurants, places to eat with outdoor seating, etc
  • If new business would employ local people it might be good but it probably won't and will mean more traffic and more cars being parked
  • We need to welcome business and enterprise into the village, rather than look at negatives such as parking. People working in the village will also use the village facilities and are an important part of our local economy
  • The Ruddington village high street needs to be rejuvenated. We have too many cafes, pubs and restaurants, while i wouldn't want any of them to close, i would like to see other shops that aren't Charity shops or cafes. Since the closure of Thomas's there is little reason to go to the high street on a daily basis. We need banks, a bigger post office, more local home grown produce like farm shops. The best shops on our high street are currently the florist's, butches and the hardware shop but wouldn't be used on a daily basis.
  • There appears to be a reasonable mix of business in the village. Lack of banks is a problem especially to older villagers.
  • Limit charity shops. There are enough - let’s focus on more diversity here such as a dog groomers, artisan bakery, farmers market etc
  • With the demise of the local greengrocers I feel strongly that we need to do all we can to keep our local shops so our village continues to have a 'heart'. Would it be possible to consider a 'farmers market' like many other thriving villages have?
  • no more of the above give residents a wide selection of shops
  • With all these pubs and cafes they do not need protection, nor does the betting shop.Focus on essential shops for older people (greengrocer, co-op, butcher, optician, Post Office) and jeweller (watch repairs etc.)
  • The high street is of particular importance. Now that the green grocer has closed down there are a number of empty shops. The recent solicitors was a bad choice as it will not encourage foot fall.
  • no more cafe's / ladies hairdressers / nail bars /charity shops. encourage more use of village green in respect of farmers / craft markets.
  • more types of business required.
  • We need more parking with time restraints AND a green grocers back. How about asking Kerrys fruit and Veg to open on the Green
  • Ruddington has ample bars, restaurants and cafes. We don't need Ruddington to end up like other areas within the greater Nottingham area which are almost exclusively service industry oriented. We should not sacrifice ships for more bars etc.
  • to many eating places eg cafe's. to many charity shops and ladies hairdressers plus nail bars.More selection of shops eg Deli, artisan bakers ladies wear shop.
  • Protect essential shops e.g. greengrocer, chemist, P.O. , bank , hardware, newsagent. Lose betting shop and no need to protect pubs.
  • no more cafe's charity shops. we need a diverse range of shops let at economic rents.
  • No more charity shops, cafe's or ladies hairdressers.
  • Encourage people to set up businesses in the centre. Needs to thrive in the week and only by having people working here will that happen
  • Great pubs and cafes in Ruddington. Unoccupied shops need filling. Presentation of some existing shops need looking at.
  • If things like parking were available more people/money would be kept in the village.

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The Village Centre

What level of priority should be attached to retaining a viable shopping area which supports a range of retailers?

What level of priority should be attached to the pedestrianisation of parts of the village centre?

What level of priority should be attached to the introduction of a one-way system in the centre of the village?

What level of priority should be attached to the design and appearance of shop frontages, e.g. security grills, illuminated signs?

What level of priority should be attached to bringing empty or derelict properties back into use?

What level of priority should be attached to the provision of parking in the village centre which acknowledges the needs of shoppers and other users?

What people had to say about Ruddington village centre*

  • Greengrocers sorely missed
  • The need for public toilets in the Village
  • Car park at side of CO-OP often full most of the day with day parking. Pay and display free for first hour might help. Also extend limited parking on street.
  • When I moved to the Village in the 1970's there was talk of a "one way system". JUST GET ON WITH IT. Legislation exists to 'take over' and put back into use derelict properties, again JUST GET ON WITH IT.
  • Need multi storey in Co-op Car park, pedestrianisation of High Street
  • A one-way system would be a huge improvement. Derelict properties near green are an eyesore. not sure about pedestrianisation in terms of which part.
  • If there are more houses we need more parking spaces.
  • All frontage should be xxxxxx with a village character. The plans for the former Barclays bank and alike does not seem to fit with the village feel and look traditional. Anything to use "brown sites" is welcome. Village centre needs locals and others to visit. Saw the Ruddington website and its excellent Ruddy Good day guide. More promotion please of the village.
  • All the above will encourage people to linger, spend more money. Giving us hopefully a more outside culture, inclusive of all ages. Depends on where this will be? No parking areas on the villahe green, it is the one attractive area in Ruddington centre. Parking has always been a problem which needs addressing. Maybe more time restricted areas. I fit is a safe to walk maybe people will not mind parking a short distance away
  • Yes we need some parking but most people are in walking distance so we don't need anymore. I get a school bus that goes straight through the centre of the village and there is no problem getting through so a one-way system isn't necessary.
  • The retention and enhancement of Ruddington as an attractive shopping area & needs to be carefully considered and I believe some pedestrianisation may help here with more seating areas.
  • If the former youth club building is not viable maybe this could be demolished and used as a limited stay car park.
  • There is a lot of empty buildings which need to be dealt with.
  • There isn't many derelict properties
  • if you did a one-way system in Ruddington it would be quite difficult to get around.
  • Sort the eyesore derelict buildings on corner of The Green/High Street.
  • Not enough parking, I am happy to walk but it's not practical with young kids, esp with a buggy, which you can't take into shops easily.
  • Q34- Since moving here 8 years ago the appearance of the village, in particular the High Street and Church Street area has deteriorated. Some shop opening hours do not take into consideration those working full time. Floral displays would improve the look of the village centre
  • The High Street is looking a bit "tired" and needs refreshing
  • Village centre needs to stay active and viable. In my mind this is more important than 'chocolate box' appearance, although not mutually exclusive!
  • What about cleanliness? our village often looks scruffy and unkempt with weeds growing on pavements outside shop fronts - shouldn't residents/owners be asked to attend to this if our Parish is unable to?
  • Perhaps parking in the centre of the village should be restricted to disabled parking and, if possible, villagers i.e. with a permit, if a one-way system is introduced as opposed to pedestrianisation. This may well be favourable if shopkeepers want to see through traffic because they see pedestrianisation as the death knell for their businesses. Personally, I like the idea of pedestrianisation at least on the circular route around The Green, past the Co-op, past The Nook and back round to the High Street from Philo's back down to the Green. Maybe it would have to be more restricted due to access via Kirk Lane and Easthorpe Street and just be the very central part of the village - The Nook, Philo's to Charles Street and in front of the Co-op. Needs much thought and input.
  • charge for parking on PC car park, permit parking for residents who live in village centre. more warden visits.
  • I've answered 'don't know' to some questions in this section because they seem like solutions to problems which have already been decided are a good idea, but I'm not necessarily sure that these are the best or even good solutions. I'd like to have more information, with perhaps more emphasis on the issues which need alleviating rather than 'chosen' solutions.
  • bring in parking charges on car park and time limit per stay.permit parking for local residents on the streets where they live.
  • Stated earlier that the Village centre is really struggling. We urgently need this investment and some urgent initiative.
  • Pedestrianisation & provision of one-way system - priority may rise as a result of Asher Lane development.
  • A one-way system is much more preferable than traffic lights. Hopefully it might increase r at least keep parking the same, whereas traffic lights will decimate parking near the shops.
  • Too many cars parked all day should be a 2 hour limit. And no return within 2 hours.
  • The need for public toilets in the village
  • Disabled access is a real issue in the village, pavements, safety and comfort in crossing roads for a self propelling wheelchair user never mind access to many shops, cafes and eateries.
  • A Heavy traffic presence in the center of the village makes it difficult for shopper and older people mainly because it is a short cut to the A60 and the M1
  • We need new car parks in the centre of the village for it to thrive. A Park and Ride carpark at the A60/Mere Way roundabout served by the No10 and No9 busses could reduce the use of the village centre for Park and Ride. Short Link roads from Elms Park to Mere Way and from Ashworth Avenue to Wilford Road together with improvements to the Kirk Lane/Loughborough Road junction would greatly improve the traffic situation in the village and enable people to go to work and get their children to school much easier and without going through the village centre or down St John's Road!
  • My preference would be to pedestrianise the High Street so that market stalls could use the area on a regular basis.
  • Need more parking for commuters. Separate from shoppers'. Traffic direction needs to be considered seriously especially since the approval for more housing on Asher Lane.
  • I wouldn't like to see a one way system in the village. I understand local retailers don't like the idea as it encourages people to drive fast. I don't think this is safe. At the moment I think our village centre is a fairly safe place for pedestrians, as generally vehicles drive slowly. This is good!
  • I don’t think the available parking is too bad. Though there are obviously peak times. I try to walk into the centre but I can’t always manage it so then I need to drive. I think permitting parking outside Sainsbury’s is insane and just causes congestion and is gas for the environment.
  • A one way system would be a good idea for the high street with buses and taxis only allowed there. Of course provision for the mobility users. On tHe hill towards Wilford a chicane like the one in Gotham should be used to control traffic. Shop fronts should have an old appearance in keeping with the age of the buildings. Signage could be of a modern design. This seems to work in Leamngton Spa. The centre should have wider paving with seating for the elderly and maybe some trees. Perhaps around the whole block passed the co-op and the Methodist church. If it was semi traffic free on the High Street more could be made of the side with the bus stop.
  • Stop all-day parking at Co-op and Green so that shoppers can park. The library should have been moved to the unused Youth Centre - money wasted on refurbishment of ghastly library building!
  • Put up grills & the area looks like it's subject to heavy crime. Illuminated signs & we look like Blackpool. Parking restrictions need to be enforced. 1/2 hour is ample for a shopper to park, shop & move on.
  • Need 1/2 hour parking so motorists can stop, shop then move on thus leaving space for next shopper.
  • Better policing of badly parked vehicles (especially on double yellow lines)
  • Should be cleaner
  • If no one can get their act together to bring the visually unattractive former Youth Centre back into use I would suggest demolition and replacement with an all day traders' car park behind the green. Then the remainder of the village centre can have limited time parking or permit parking introduced for the benefit of visitors, shoppers and village centre residents.
  • Stop people parking in the village and then catching a bus to work. Introduce timed parking around the shops and The Green, give The Green residents parking permits.
  • Open the many empty buildings for sale instead of needless buildings on the green belt RBC are planning.
  • The centre of Ruddington shouldn't have shops unoccupied for prolonged periods, transport flow should reassessed not at the cost of losing trade for shop owners we want to encourage footfall and buying local. Short stay paring and its location needs to be looked at, I struggle each time I need to nip to the surgery/pharmacy/butcher and stay less than 30mins because the spaces aren't available.
  • Keep charity shops out!
  • Restricted time parking on all village centre & near areas.
  • Timed (2 hours) limited parking on village streets
  • They should be allowed to display their own individual character. We don't want a corporate institutionalised image. Short term for shoppers, diners etc long term for workers more remote from the village, supervised or patrolled.
  • The village does seem to get very busy and there are many cars but at the moment you can normally find a space. I obviously don't know about during the working day because I'm elsewhere working. New housing around the village will mean more parking needed for the houses and the users of the village centre and most houses now have two cars but only one space and therefore more pressure on the parking spaces left. The frontages of the shops on the High Street are not very attractive at all. Some 'old' places don't allow the gaudy signs opting for subtle signage. It looks scruffy. Many of the shop fronts look like they need a good clean and paint job.
  • See my last note on Thomas's - parking should be retained for those who can only walk a short distance to the shops, (and for shoppers who are spending money in the village - not for people who want to hog the spaces and drink coffee all afternoon)
  • leave the village green alone
  • Stop building house and the traffic will be reduced. It is now near impossible to park in the village.
  • We should introduce time-limited parking to help shoppers and consider parking permits on some streets to help residents. Suggest a survey of people who work in Ruddington is completed to find out whether those who live locally drive into the village and understand what would encourage them to use public transport, walk or cycle instead.
  • no traffic lights its a bad idea
  • Keep the village centre just for local shops for the community and not solicitors or estate agents.
  • Need to discourage park and riders using the village centre.
  • It doesn't say where the provision of parking would be.
  • Provision to deal with bottlenecks where traffic flow is restricted by parked cars. There are regularly cars parked on double yellow lines outside the main parade of shops that cause a hazard. I’ve rarely seen any parking enforcement within the village.
  • I don't want to see illuminated signs.. I want to see attractive village style shop fronts.. encourage planting and attractive village style furniture and signage. I don't want modern precinct. I don't want car parks.. this is a village.. encourage walking to shops.. cycling to shops.. not cars!
  • soon there will be to much traffic
  • parking restrictions on PC car park.
  • The village centre is more diverse than most. Nationally Village centres are falling victim to changes in shopping habits.
  • The temporary one way system worked so well a few years ago... just seems such an obvious thing to do and I have no idea why this can't be immediately implemented.
  • I think most local people walk into the village rather than drive in so not sure parking is a priority?
  • The shops are extremely important. I do not see the need to change the frontages as their unique characters would then be made 'uniform'. Pedestrianising certain areas or placing a 'one way system' in the centre would need to be carefully planned. Parking could be made free usage for the first hour and then exponentially more expensive for longer stayers, so as to discourage 'non local' usage of parking.
  • A one way system following the bus route would ease flow
  • The village centre is one of the reasons why we moved here. I would like to see the character of the village be maintained and enhanced if possible.
  • charge for parking on the PC car park and also allow pubs with car parks to charge for parking during the daytime.
  • I wouldn't want to see illuminated signs in a village. It spoils the appearance. They look good as they are. Its important to retain the village "look" & I wouldn't want old character buildings knocked down to make a car park.
  • Bring back a veg shop. Promote healthy eating. Co-op and sainsburies is just filled with crap. Again, much more parking
  • the owners any empty shops and houses that are left empty for more than a year should be charged a fee
  • Off street parking is much needed to speed up the flow of traffic through the village. Overall the village centre is looking pretty tatty and needs a bit of tlc
  • Parking is a issue. However people pay to live in Ruddington knowing that. I feel the main focus should be on safety on the roads and keeping the business going!
  • The village is historic - and it could look so if effort is made to enhance this - which would support the village of museum theme.
  • As before can we make a bigger car park behind coop or more spaces in front of the coop?
  • The space where the old youth centre could be a transport hub. One way in, one way out to allow buses to move off the road on the green and it would also provide an additional amount of parking spaces. This could be achieved sensitively and wouldn't look any worse than the current 1970's concrete monstrosity that is that building. This would also alleviate the poor parking that often occurs around the green. Noise reducing fencing, greenery and a sensible design would be a perfect use for that space
  • I have answered "don't know" to question 34 as I find it ambiguous. Security grills and illuminated signs do absolutely nothing for the character of this historic village! Nor do ultra-modern building wedged between traditional Victorian ones on our High Street!
  • No parking on main high street road. Give opportunities for new business in empty retail shops
  • The high street outside Sainsburys is not a viable pedestrianised route, nor outside the Co-Op as it's a bus route.
  • Shop owners should be given a parking permit
  • The village centre needs to be sure not to strangle itself
  • Shame folks don't walk to the shops and schools like they did when I was a child, we wouldn't have parking issues.
  • As previous comment, the village green is the jewel in the crown, can we use it more?
  • There is a good bus service. parking should be there for outsiders & disabled people.
  • Is there space in in the country park area to make a park and ride so that people working in the city don't leave their vehicles in our village streets all day?
  • Proposed traffic lights on the High Street would be detrimental to the functioning of the whole village centre.
  • There should be lower rents offered for first year of trading for new business's.
  • encourage people to continue walking and cycling to and around the village.
  • Introduction of a One Way System using route that buses take around village centre would help
  • There should be a 2 hr parking restriction throughput the village centre and area, to stop the park and riders. Permits could be given to the actual business owners to enable them to park for the day.
  • See previous comments
  • There is plenty of parking if you get rid of the all day parking.
  • A one way system sounds good but could lead to traffic speeding up, making it even more hazardous for pedestrians
  • park and ride on country park.
  • The village centre should be a priority.
  • keep the cars out as far as possible
  • At an earlier time of road works & temporary one-way system caused serious havoc for driving into or out of the village. Pedestrianisation would be equally a cause for traffic congestion which could put off people from coming into this village.
  • Parking on one way roads should be angled to make it easier to drive in and out.
  • More short term parking would be welcome - a quick 30 mins to pop into the coop etc. Also remove the parking outside the sainsburys - significant delays to wilford road traffic are caused by those cars.
  • A thriving village means people travel to it - it's too far from the business park to the village to buy lunch so people drive - public transport is not conducive to helping this. Ruddington is a beautiful village with alot to offer.
  • We need to encourage shoppers, not employees, to park off site and reduce the congestion. This issue will continue to exacerbate the population as housing and the village popularity increases.
  • The one way system which was introduced into the village when the pavements were being done in front of the shops on the high street worked well I think. Cars may have to travel around longer, but pavements can be enlarged and on street parking could be increased, as there is only one way traffic.
  • End the derelict buildings in Ruddington and re-use. Kirk lane needs double yellow lines on both sides as does elms park
  • Three charity shops are enough
  • The house on the corner of the green (the old chop shop)that has not been lived in since I can remember. Valuable housing!
  • What do the parish council want they messed up with Asher lane development there in reg adiers pocket yes sir no sir
  • Whilst I have attached high priority to the introduction of a one-way system, what I am really trying to say is that the feasibility of this should be looked into. Regarding parking in the village centre, what the Neighbourhood Plan should be doing is promoting policies which encourage alternative uses to the car for accessing the village centre (see my earlier comments on public transport).
  • I know parking is a high priority for a lot of people, but not so much for me personally. I like the idea that someone suggested at the meeting re Thomas of restricting parking for an hour in the middle of the day in a variety of areas e.g. no parking between 11 -12 on one street and no parking between 12 - 1 somewhere else
  • We live in the village centre behind the co op and the number of cars parking in our st when accessing shops is affecting access to our own home we would welcome permits in St. Peter’s crescent snd also houses need to limit how many cars to their property . This is the biggest issue of all for us because as a family it’s v stressful to return home from work with 2 small children to find other cars have not only parked outside your hiuse but have parked up in the pavement to save space but this means it’s unsafe or impossible for me to get the buggy through or fir pedestrians
  • there should be controlled time parking to prevent parking all day by commuters
  • I think Ruddington should have public toilets, open 24/7. I also think several empty properties, such as the old Grange bakery, should be brought back into various uses.
  • Improve parking, more spaces (en-echelon) with other parking restrictions to enable a better flow of traffic around the Village centre for local use. A one-way system is needed for the High Street, with no right turn from the Kirk Lane to the High Street. This will reduce congestion on the High Street and allow more parking for access to High Street shops.
  • Since the Workplace Parking Levy was introduced in town, the streets in the village are being used as a free car park so cummuters can take the bus to work. This is getting progressively more popular. Elms Park is the latest bottle-neck in the village with selfish drivers parking from the junction with kirk lane.
  • In the future parking will be even more problematic than it is currently. The community centre is not properly used; could it be considered as an alternative for the library and the library site used for parking?? Could Kirk Lane have some layby type parking be created into its wide verges?
  • Experience of last re-surfacing programme shows conclusively that one-way system would not work - created gridlock around village.
  • There should obviously be parking facilities for disabled people in the centre of the village, but if pedestrianisation is considered there should be adequate parking available 'off-centre' or 'park and walk' for shoppers etc. We want to dissuade non-residents from using the village for cheap all-day parking. A system of free short-term parking could be made available for residents to shop/use facilities and services such as medical centres with costs increasing as a deterrent for those taking advantage of our parking facilities.
  • We need a shopping area that is sustainable and need to encourage a safe environment that is pedestrian friendly
  • Would be lovely if we could maintain the village feel with matching shop fronts and additional parking. We have some great little shops in the village.
  • Limiting parking will reduce attractiveness of Ruddington as a village centre. By the time you have eaten and used cafes etc there is little time to shop with a 2 hour slot. 3 hours would be better
  • One way systems and similar actions changing the nature of the village should be avoided
  • A one way system is a solution, if it is the best solution to free flowing traffic then great, but the free flow of traffic is priority, with parking which allows use of shops without blocking routes in and out
  • See earlier comments before these questions came up.
  • yy
  • why build new premises when empty ones are available? Makes no sense. Redevelop what is already here before building new. Make the retail relevant to local needs.
  • Improved access to the village centre can only be a good thing, however, I would be more inclined to look at improving walking and cycling infrastructure than driving, but then, I live within walking distance.
  • It's all about CHARACTER!
  • I would love to see Pedestrianisation around the village shops, this would stop all the parking BUT parking spaces would need to be provided somewhere, I'm not sure where though. I think it is really important for business owners to keep their shop fronts presentable, a shabby shop is not going to attract anyone is it? Business owners are only hurting themselves by letting things slide. I think it is an absolute disgrace that any building, commercial or residential is left to decay and is unsused, if you're not going to use it, sell it on to someone who is willing to make a go of it. This would also stop ridiculous rents!
  • Make sure all the shops are active
  • Business premises in old properties should maintain the old structures.
  • Get rid of lorry's and pedestrianisation are top of my list. It's a village not a rat run or racetrack.
  • Providing extra vehicle parking only encourages greater vehicle use. Why not try to encourage other forms of transport that don't have bad effects for everyone (pollution, obesity, Road Bullying behaviour by some vehicle users, pavement blocking/parking)
  • Parking meters should be installed to limit parking times. This would be self funding and provide additional income for other improvements to the village centre.
  • Protect it please in any way possible!
  • Parking permits proving that you live in the Village would be an idea to stop people from other Villages parking all day
  • More parking
  • The appearance adds to our identity. Restoration grants should be available to keep character buildings in use instead of new houses.
  • I personally do not like security grills unless it becomes completely necessary, also I don't think illuminated signs would enhance the village.
  • Important that we don't just have coffee shops & charity shops
  • No traffic lights on the High Street
  • Something whether it be a system or pass for residents needs to be put into place to stop others using parking spaces all day. I love that the village has free parking and it’s a major plus for us as a family but it’s so frustrating when I go with my children in the week and can never park especially around the back of the doctors!
  • People are parking here all day. People who visit, shop here should be allowed to park but people shouldn't be allowed to park here all day and go to work or town.
  • If they were safer and shorter routes into the village centre from all areas of the village, less people would be inclined to drive . I can drive in if I’m with the children as I feel it’s too dangerous to cross some of the roads.
  • It needs to be developed and made into a place where visitors and residents can use and enjoy.
  • Nice as it is, a little heavy with traffic at times, some narrow paths that are difficult for wheel chairs, push chairs and children on way to park. No need for national/international chains to set up shop and create minimum wage jobs and extract money out of the local economies. Many of these areas would not be issues if the village population did jump up with housing developments.
  • Full vacant shops!
  • I am a volunteer at the FK museum - This involves a 2 1/2 Hour shift. it is therefore vital that there is reasonable/free parking for at least 3 hours somewhere in the village.
  • Provision of park & ride
  • I strongly support local retailers.
  • No more housing without additional infrastructure
  • Currently Ruddington looks a mess - what about taking pride in the appearance of the village centre - especially the area close to the co-op - the amount of weeds there is terrible. Something lovely could be made of this - plant flowers around the trees - make the centre point of the village look attractive not scruffy!!
  • Encourage access to village centre on foot & by bike. Try and reduce car usage
  • Q37, I don't feel there is viable shopping in Ruddington, we are a poor relation to West Bridgford, but with pedestrianisation and better parking facilities, it could be a lovely little village with independent shops, boutiques, craft shops.
  • I am yet to be convinced that a one way system and pedestrian area in the centre of the village would work. It might be nice for visitors but to the detriment of locals in surrounding streets.
  • Parking is not essential. The village is small and nearly all people can walk there. Parking should be out of the way of the road so people can walk in safety.
  • To keep the character of the village we need to do as much as possible to support local businesses
  • NEED TO REDUCE CARS IN THE VILLAGE CENTRE EVEN MORE SO NOW IF MORE HOUSES ARE GOING TO BE BUILT, ANOTHER 350 HOUSES, MULTIPLIED BY 1.5 CARS PER HOUSEHOLD IS GOING TO MEAN A SERIOUS/CATASTROPHIC IMPACT ON THE VILLAGE.
  • Parking restrictions, parking and catching the bus
  • Encouraging local businesses such as the greengrocers is really important. Ensuring there is adequate parking is also key to encourage people to visit and use the shops
  • Encouraging parking encourages driving. Provide alternate solutions, like hopper buses and well-designed cycle stands
  • Would be good to encourage village residents to walk or cycle more with in the village and reduce short local car journeys. Whilst recognising the need for some to come via car. 30 min parking / limitedavsilability of 1 he parking throughout the village centre would help
  • Stopping parking all day by commuters. Park and ride is good idea but issues over placement of parking aspect - where realistically?
  • DISABLED PARKING IN SEVERAL AREAS OF THE VILLAGE TO ENABLE THE LESS MOBILE TO ACCESS FACILITIES
  • With an adequate park and ride and walking access route to the centre of the village more parking in the village may not be necessary. More shops for tourists with safer spaces to walk without the worry of traffic would promote the atteractiveness of the village as an additional place to visit along with the railway centre and country park.
  • Again - conflicting interests. I don't live in Ruddington and can only shop there when I occasionally come to the business park by car (due to lack of bus link to the business park from the village) but I do use Philos, the Post Office, the greengrocers and the Co-op. I'm sure the lovely village centre makes the residents of Ruddington proud.
  • More car park spaces are required
  • I thinknpedestrianisation and one way are great ideas. I think shop signage lets the village down in some cases and i think retailers need to open one evening mid week for those of us at work all day
  • Parking restricted to 2-3 hours if not resident
  • The High Street is so important to the village. Too many empty shops at present.
  • One way systems and parking still encourage over use of cars
  • Please stop parking outside Sainsbury’s. Introduce parking permits for residents who live in the village centre and charge for parking or limit time in co op car park
  • Pedestrianisation of the centre would reduce the opportunity for people to come into the village from outside and therefore affect the businesses which are already struggling, due to internet shopping pressures.
  • Keeping the village character is key, it’s important to have a style in the village and not let the centre become sanitised by bright neon and chains. If the village plan could protect the look and feel of this and encourage more local, independent shops this would be essential. We would like to become local shoppers buying form local fishmongers, grocers etc but this is becoming more difficult with the big supermarkets near and the lack of local amenities.
  • Stopping parking all day by commuters. Park & ride a good idea, but issues over placement parking aspect - where realistically?
  • There should be a stop to commuter parking ie using the village as a park and ride. The community centre has land at the back which is not used, all that land should be provided as parking including the netball pitch as it is never used.A gate in the wall on to the green as a path to go shopping. We will not get more businesses to thrive if we do not allow for parking for those services.Also parking allocated in pub car parks needs to be monitored and not misused i.e. Whitehorse.
  • Encourage walking or cycling. Have facilities to park a bike. Pedestrianise the village to encourage a cafe style village to have coffee, dine out etc.
  • Difficult to identify exactly the “village centre”. There are no alternative routes for traffic to avoid village centre.
  • Creative use of existing, unused buildings can reduce the overall need for new housing and should be always be the first option on the table. As previously stated, increased pedestrian areas will have a positive impact in terms of business viability, residents health.
  • Already mentioned in previous sections
  • There very soon will not be a village centre
  • following on from q36, the main issue is allowing parking for residents and where appropriate employees of village businesses, and excluding if at all possible those who use the village parking as a park and ride for work elsewhere
  • The house on the corner of The Green has been empty for more tha 30 years!
  • Would like an attractive, thriving high street, but not sure how this is achieved.
  • easier approval for new designs or uses of existing buildings eg old hardware store was subject to a lot of opposition because it will look different but it will bring a new varied feel to the village and remove an old unsightly building
  • Introduce permits for residents to prevent those using the village as a park and ride.
  • People forget re village centre that people live there too. Parking needs to be in place for those that live there too.
  • The house on the corner of the green ( where the chip shop was found !) has been empty forever ! The chip shop was found in 1985 and the property was renovated shortly after in 1986 so it has been empty for over 30 years - that is so wrong - is there not some legislation that can force a sale of a property that has been empty for so long ?
  • The village centre is already less vibrant than it was when we moved into the village last year. It is a traffic nightmare and the facilities are less desirable as a result.
  • A one way system would help with parking and reduce HGVs.
  • Stop parking outside Sainsbury's as people take no notice of the restrictions on parking during rush hours
  • Introduce time parking limits and non-resident charges to park. Locals pay a annual fee managed by Parish Council and every one else has to pay per park
  • introduce charges on car park, village to have own traffic warden. introduce parking permits same as West Bridgford
  • The parking spaces in front of Saysbury need to be removed double yellow line please!
  • The word village proves strong in the question, one way systems , illuminated signs , mass parking , doesn’t sound like an English village to me ? Taking away its heritage and it’s appeal for what ? One persons greed ? A few people’s pockets lined with more money while the many suffer the outcome .
  • Especially need derelict shop fronts to be restored to use as the current images is nearing that or a run down ghost town - perhaps in part due to the extortionate rental fees?
  • Can we please do something about parking outside of Sainsburys.
  • Need to protect the businesses and shops current there, appoint a person whose job it is to help them.
  • It would be great if we could create more of an identity for the centre of Ruddington. Some of the frontages of shops/businesses cheapen it, whereas others enhance it.
  • Really not sure about pedestrianising any of the centre....would only want to comment after I knew a few more facts and in consultation with the local businesses to see what they think.
  • I believe that pedestrianising the High Street (and providing suitable alternative parking) would improve the centre for local people and also attract more shoppers from outside Ruddington.
  • Please do not introduce a one way traffic system unless new and enforceable speed limits are introduced.
  • Question 36 refers to Other users? If a large Park & Ride was made available then the need for extra parking would not be there. The Kirk lane problem needs to be resolved with Double Yellow Lines, with the crossroads junction being made wider with additional filters.
  • village losing out because of insufficient parking.Lidl in Clifton with good parking will be a huge threat
  • One way system might be a good idea
  • There should not be so many empty shops in the village, far too many charity shops too!
  • Consider building a car park instead of on street parking. Save on street parking for disabled badge users only.
  • As above. We need a pedestrian/user friendly village centre
  • Ruddington high street is a rat run, I don't see how that could be improved, however I do think large lorries should be directed around the outskirts of the village wherever possible. More should also been done about people parking on double yellows on the high street.
  • The decline of the high street needs to be stopped and we should do anything possible to support our local businesses
  • A one way system would be good but the issue of getting round the village by car is not due to the way the traffic flows. It is because of inconsidered parking.
  • A successful one way system (for which the design of the village is ideally suited) might mitigate the need for pedestrianisation, as a one way is generally safer with a more predictable traffic flow.
  • More useful shops please eg veg shop. less silly gift shops & nail bars. I moved into Ruddington 22 years ago and the derelict building on the Green remains derelict. Can something be done about this please?
  • Parking is all very well if it is outside the village centre and doesn't promote car usage
  • Ruddington will live or die by having a viable village centre with appropriate shops and facilities. If this requires lower rates for these, to make them viable vs out-of-village larger stores, then we need to make this happen.
  • Parking ... if the staff take up the spaces customers can't use them. A parking area for shop workers away from the centre would help. The centre needs a 'look and feel' makeover; street furniture, chicanes, to make traffic slow, to make it look like a special, different place, not just another part of the urban sprawl, a destination. Some thought needed in design to reflect what is wanted, which is more than efficient traffic flow and the 'more parking' argument for people who drive to get a bloody paper!
  • do not allow people to park their cars in the centre all day!
  • People shouldn’t need to drive into the village as all people live with in 1km of the centre.
  • introduce charges for parking on council car park. more warden time re parking, permit parking for residents who live in village centre
  • Make use for the youth centre on the village green. We could use the park more for social events - films etc to bring revenue
  • Earlier comments regarding parking refer. Unless we make Ruddington an accessible place to shop we'll always have a problem encouraging people to visit. We must deter all day parkers
  • Monitoring of all-day parking needs to be done - wardens or similar are vital
  • Re open the grocer!!
  • Building at the junction of High Street/The Green is an eyesore and been derelict for years
  • The parking spaces on the road outside Sainsbury's cause massive tailbacks and should be removed - Sainsbury's car park should be made available to customers of other local businesses instead.
  • This is the key to Ruddington. We need to encourage new shops, like bakers, green grocers - staples food suppliers.
  • Parking isn’t very good in the village especially peak times for eg lunch time. If you set a limit on how long you can park between certain hours eg 1 hour between 9-5 then maybe you would easer congestion
  • pedestrian zone might be a good idea if it makes Ruddington less attractive as a through route
  • Parking is in very short supply for the number of vehicles entering the village. Those who work or volunteer for more than two hours are severely restricted.
  • Make Ruddington a village centre, encourage visitors to visit, shoppers to shop, the old and disabled to feel safe walking to the village, the young parents with children encouraged to walk with safe access to schools and clubs.
  • A one-way system would be an excellent idea. I'm not sure how pedestrianisation would work, but would like to see some more safe places to cross eg zebra crossings in the village centre. I also think we are lacking public toilets
  • I park and ride system based on the industrial site in Ruddington could see new outside footfall from nearby villages. I strongly encourage new shops on the high street. The shops look old and tired and should retain their village look and feel. The village centre and high street needs to attract people to want to come to Ruddington to live or shop but it doesn't at present. This village is great at coming together for events, we need more. If the high street was pedestrianised, we could have market stalls held there to encourage footfall to the village by using the park and ride system.I would love to see something like this in the village. People move to a village for a sense of community and to be able to buy produce from local sellers. I can go anywhere and find a Coop, I want to meet the seller and know where my food has come from.
  • Thought should be given to retaining its unique character and traditional buildings and features should be preserved. Some help should be offered to spruce up dilapidated old houses etc.
  • Street parking time should be limited
  • stop people parking all day on the street and in the public car parks, introduce parking charges and permits
  • Encourage walking into the village
  • Turn the green into a car park but FREE TO PARK .
  • Parking is always tricky, but not sure how you find balance in such a large village
  • get rbc to contribute towards making the village centre more viable to attract shoppers to the village.
  • Lack of parking needs to be addressed
  • Pedestrianisation cannot happen without designated parking lots at the edge of the village.
  • As a wheelchair use I find many of the shops on the High Street inaccessible. I can only use the Post Office which has a ramp outside - all of the other shops have steps which means I have to sit outside and call for assistance and ask for someone to bring me the goods I wish to purchase. I feel that reasonable adjustments could be made ( such as temporary ramps for each shop that can be used as and when a wheelchair requires it and then removed again for other customers). I am very frustrated by my inability to shop freely on the High Street and feel that more could be done about this.
  • Pedestrian only areas will become a hunt of yobs, and unsafe for pedestrians at night. Doi something about noise- not mentioned in the survey - especially awful pop music from the Green (even on Sundays).
  • As a blue badge holder I would appreciate one or two disabled only parking spaces in the High Street area. There are only four in the village centre and all of these are on the Co-op side of the village. Although on a good day I can just about make it I know there are a lot who can't and if there isn't anywhere to park i.e. outside the chemist, they will just drive to where they can park outside the village i.e. Asda, Riverside Retail Park or West Bridgford. I often go to East Leake as parking is much better and there are more disabled parking spaces near to the shops I need.
  • limit parking to 1 hour, charge for parking on council car park.employ our own traffic warden.
  • Already said but something needs to be done and quick as its becoming a ghost town. Need Green grocers and how about a pet shop selling only food etc, no live stock
  • We need more variety of shops in the village. 3 charity shops in a small village seems excessive. A shop like ‘savers’ in Clifton would do well & a decent pharamacy like Boots. When Aldi & B & M open on Clifton open I think a lot of Ruddington people will shop there.
  • It’s not a pretty village. Beginning to feel and look run down and neglected. How many times to residents need to complain about Duttons Hill/Sainsbury’s before useful action is taken?
  • Heartbreaking the number of empty property by the green that have gone to waste
  • If more people walked a few hundred yards into the village instead of always driving then parking wouldn't be as much of a problem as it is
  • Double yellow lines on the high street, Kirk lane and up to the Ruddington arms would solve most problems. And a pedestrian crossing on Kirk Lane.
  • charge for parking, allow village centre residents permit parking
  • provision of our own parking warden, charge for parking on council car park, 2 hour limit on car park 1 hour limit in rest of village. parking permits for residents.
  • charge for parking on existing car park, more warden time re parking. permit parking on highway for residents.
  • Remember people live in the centre. Need to get whoever is sitting on empty properties near the village green to do something it’s them.
  • Parking needed. If roads restricted too much (I.e pedestrianisation) then less likely to visit the shops as most of the time it is on the way home from work. This is why the co-op works so well: parking and convenience.
  • Definitely agree there should be more parking but unsure how this will be achieved as we only have a small village centre. Don't get rid of the greeen please!!!!
  • pay and display 2 hour limit in existing car park. employ our own traffic warden
  • remove road parking near Sainsbury’s.
  • No more car parks should be built in the village, people should be encouraged to use more sustainable transport. Also there should be no parking on the high street/duttons hill as even though there are restrictions, this is the main cause of congestion in the village
  • Banning parking on the hill up to Sainsbury’s would help traffic flow ... parking there causes huge jams

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Infrastructure & Utilities

What level of priority should be attached to access to broadband with minimum connection speeds?

What level of priority should be attached to minimising the risk of flooding to new development and existing properties?

What people had to say about infrastructure and utilities in Ruddington*

  • The Parish Council, particularly in recent times, should be custodians of the village and it's assets. Too quick to build or suggestion building on flood areas.
  • High broadband speeds are essential to attract & keep new businesses, which keeps the village vibrant. Road drains do not seem to be cleared often enough. Also when the leaves fall in the autumn they are left on the road, then washed into the drains causing blockage.
  • Protecting existing houses yes but not for new development because we don't need more houses!
  • limited range of questions!
  • How can anyone not want high-speed Broadband in this day and age. With the changes going on in shopping and banking (reflected in this village) it is becoming increasingly important. Also, if you were living in a new property here, I don't think you would want to be at risk of flooding - at least make the new properties attractive to purchasers, if we must have them.
  • flooding not a severe problem but drainage system on public highways needs urgent attention.
  • low risk re flooding but road drainage system needs bringing up to date.
  • Just because a housing developer says they will keep the new houses from flooding when built who is concerned about the existing houses from flooding because of the higher land built up to protect new homes
  • SUDS should be compulsory for all new developments.
  • The lighting on the path from the Green to Elms Park needs improving. It is almost pitch black on a winter's evening and coming home from the bus stop on the Green or from village events is unnerving. Pot holes and the road surfaces need constant attention.
  • If land is at risk of flooding then it should not be built on. This used to be the case, but now it is ignored. The water has to go somewhere, hence the increased flooding cases. Flood plains are called this for a reason.
  • Minimising new developments is a better question.
  • Telephone exchange needs attention!
  • The suggestion to build on RUD01 in the current Local Plan Part 2 is a particularly bad idea because of the known flooding issues. It is also already a narrow part of the Green Belt separating Ruddington and Nottingham. I hope this land will now be removed from Rushcliffe's Green Belt housing plans in light of the unexpected 175 homes recently approved off Asher Lane.
  • We already have too much traffic going through the village. Restrictions on this and parking would be useful.
  • As per my previous comments the technical infrastructure supporting the village must be reassessed more people work from home and with the new developments broadband speed is compromised as a result.
  • Fast broadband speed is a requisite
  • I would like to see better mobile phone coverage in Ruddington as it's a bit patchy. Broadband speeds available are good. With respect to flooding, we need to ensure that all new developments consider impacts of climate change, which may lead to more extreme climate events that could lead to flooding.
  • Don't have broadband but no doubt those that do will rate "high". If Wilford Road development goes ahead the Brook on the northern boundary will need lowering.
  • Is there flooding in Ruddington?
  • with the amount of new houses to be built will we get in at the doctors or park in the village.
  • If planning permission was not given for land that is a known flood risk this would not be a problem and we would still have some green space.
  • Ruddington flood plain not a serious problem but sewer and rainwater drainage is.
  • Prioroties for potential flooding on new developments??? If they are at that much risk of flooding then they shouldn't be approved in the first place????
  • New development should not be done so as to maintain Ruddingtons charm. There would then be no need for Flood protection schemes. The broadband should be available at the best speeds for both domestic and business use.
  • Ruddington low on flooding risk, drainage problems need sorting out.
  • Build less, not as quickly. Ruddington is a village not a town!
  • Infrastructure needs to be enhanced to support the current and future growing village
  • All new housing developments need to consider flooding to surrounding properties
  • Houses should NOT be built on known flood plains. Insurance may well be denied. Ruddington can hardly be called a village any more with 8.5K residents!
  • We are not in a flood area.
  • if new developments have to worry about flooding, then they shouldn't be built there at all -
  • Is flooding a major problem ?
  • Too many houses constantly being built, crammed into small pieces of land giving no garden spaced, no greenery, nowhere to naturally for rain to drain away. We are becoming a concrete city.
  • Fast Broadband already available in the village and floods have never been a problem here.
  • To minimise the risk of flooding the waterways should be updated and rivers etc dredged.
  • Any new development should make careful consideration of existing flood plains and water courses before proposals are put forward. It would come under a Planning requirement.
  • drainage and sewer systems in Ruddington are old and inadequate. The council keeps ignoring this when approving developments. Urgent priority (Wilford Road!)
  • Phone signals are poor in parts of the village
  • Phone signals in parts of the village are poor, how to make the signal better without controversial phone mast
  • The parish council has no say in the development of Ruddington
  • Although I have attached high priority with regards to flood risk, it should be recognised that this is already covered by national planning policy.
  • Broadband speeds and reception are not particularly high in our part of the village and connectivity consistently drops out on a daily basis, even though we have changed provider on several occasions. This is a high priority for business and people who work from home.
  • New houses would need additional facilities to support demand but this alters the village into something different
  • All additional / new development will affect surface water run off capacity - notwithstanding requirements for SUDS to manage this. Don’t build on land liable to flooding (e.g. Sellors Field or land adjacent; RUDD01) Land floods for a reason. If that land cannot flood, that water will breach elsewhere - inevitably affecting Ruddington properties.
  • Any new development is required not to present a flood risk to itself or make matters worse for existing dwellings and this is covered by the current Planning legislation.
  • In a technological age, how can broadband speeds not be of high importance. Equally important is that no one wants to live in a house at risk of flooding, although is that likely in this area?
  • Risk of flooding priorities?! Surly this is not a priority for us it should be the developers
  • Broadband speed is a major issue and impacts on personal and businesses. It is just so important in this day and age
  • Sustainable house building includes flood prevention for housing developments, but MUST be extended to make developers responsible for existing houses and homes. Else they make the money and leave the burden on local residents and councils. Avoiding building in flood planes.
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  • Obviously broadband speeds need to be kept up to date and speeds as fast as possible, IT is not going to go away and we do not want to be left behind and our systems rendered unfit for purpose. Flood risks must be addressed, people cannot get insurance or renew insurances easily or as cheaply with these risks
  • New developments should have fibre broadband as standard.
  • Flooding must be a high priority as this impacts peoples lives massively if it happens. It is devastating to loose personal belongings and essential living equipment to flood and then increased insurance premiums occur for all in the village
  • Bellway housing overcame building on flood risk field and I'm sure other developers will do the same
  • Stop the building on land that floods. We cannot sustain any more building.
  • Overloaded and aged drainage systems are already and issue.
  • The UK is lagging behind most countries with internet infrastructure and speeds. Internet speeds seem OK but not the best. This would be good for businesses. I do not believe Ruddington is a high risk area for Ruddington?If it was then it should be a priority.
  • No more housing without additional adequate infrastructure and facilities
  • Reception for mobile phones is shockingly bad within the Ruddington area, this urgently needs improving.
  • I agree that possible flooding needs to be addressed but assume the developer would bear the cost - or better still not develop there.
  • Infrastructure includes schools and GP surgeries too. These should be encouraged to expand to suit the needs of the residents.
  • Minimise risk of flooding to new properties by not building in potential flood areas
  • Infustructure not adequate for the amount of houses proposed
  • Fast broadband would encourage working from home for office jobs and reduce traffic on the roads. New housing areas should not be built on known flood areas - it's a waste of resources, Turn them into a park.
  • Internet speed also crucial to encourage business and people working from home.
  • If people need faster internet speed, then theypay to can upgrade. Unless unsuitable land is being developed, why is there even a need to discuss flooding issues?
  • There is a reasonable broadband offer locally with several providers.
  • New developments are being build near to the water ways and brooks, this was flood plain areas now taken up with roads and housing and thus will inevitability in the future cause flooding as we have seen in the past especially around brookside..hence the name...
  • Cycle lanes should be part of infrastructure in the way that roads and pavements are a norm.
  • I live next to a stream. My old neighbour, now sadly deceased, could remember it flooding twice in the 60 years since she bought the house postwar. I've lived here since 2001 and it has flooded the garden twice and been very close on several other occasions as we experience shorter, heavier volumes of rainfall due to climate change. A lack of attention to this when building new properties could be disastrous.
  • enforce the upkeep of Greenspace in new build estates by the developer they can very quickly become unsightly. enforce installation of future proofed utilities in new estates eg fibre broadband to the home, so streets do not need to be dug up in the future
  • Priority around flooding due to stress impact that residential flooding would have on individuals concerned
  • Broadband infrastructure is currently acceptable for the number of houses present (may need additional investment to support large increases in numbers however). Mobile phone coverage is very patch, particularly to the south of the village centre. Given trends in technology towards mobile/wireless methods, I think it is more important to invest in mobile infrastructure, this isn’t just for people to make telephone calls, but is increasingly used for internet connectivity
  • Worry that new housing developments will mean that ruddington loses its village feel and sense of community. Also that schools and GP and roads cannot cope with more houses.
  • not a high risk flood area, get better drainage.
  • More houses , more traffic = more costs of maintenance. One developer makes a good profit , many pay the price once they’ve left
  • Schools in the village are already oversubscribed. This needs to be addressed before committing to new housing.
  • I think that with developing extra houses, shops etc infrastructure needs to be looked at. The risk of flooding also should be high as there can be a knock on effect from extra buildings to current buildings/ houses.
  • Worry about where I live and the surrounding areas about flooding, you should see the fields after a lot of rain - building on these could be a problem.
  • Incidence of flooding in the area from rivers and streams seems reasonably low, although this can occur and may be exacerbated by changes made to protect West |Bridgford some years ago. Of more concern is the localised prospect of flooding unless drains are both maintained and constructed to a high standard when developments take place, particularly on the proposed Wilford Road site.
  • although the questions are obviously high priority if there are gaps...this doesn't feel like something that is a gap
  • Keeping secure homes with good amenities is very important.
  • Top rate broadband is essential to attract younger people to live here and to attract forward thinking businesses.
  • Keep things up to standard.
  • development should not take place against the advice of professional consultees, e.g., the Environment Agency.
  • The risk of flooding has been already ignored by developers and RBC grant building permission
  • As far as I am aware there is no flooding issues
  • Developers are building homes on flood risk land and this isn’t appropriate
  • More LED street lights reduce light pollution more frequent street cleaning. Hedges and trees encroaching onto footpaths need to be dealt with not necessarily utilities but I have all the utilities I need
  • A large village like Ruddington which is getting larger should have, as a priority, at least one BANK......
  • Ruddington needs to keep up with modern times but still retaining a sense of community within a village atmosphere. The main issue for Ruddington is the road networks, while i do support the development of the new housing, this does mean that the village is fast becoming a small town and losing some of the village feel, having said that the village also needs to grown to accommodate the expending village needs.
  • New housing should be kept to a minimum.
  • Up to builders to provide drainage not parish council.
  • we do not have a major flooding problem, get the drainage system sorted out.
  • High-speed broadband is essential to attracting new businesses.
  • Make developers pay for flood damage - there is none in the older areas.
  • Again, an opportunity to provide a Q&A session with the Environment Agency or other regulatory body to address residents' concerns and questions. To date there have not been any significant flooding issues but that's not to say that with further development it may become an issue?
  • flooding not a serious problem in Ruddington.
  • the risk of flooding is the biggest problem when building any large housing projects in any part of Ruddington
  • Stop building new houses & this will be un necessary
  • Ensure any upgrades are in keeping with the village. The recent installation of the mobile mast looks awful.
  • Developers who have built on the flood plain should be liable for any costs, not the rest of us.
  • Listen to environment office re flooding issues in ruddington.
  • The streets are filthy. Too many people sat in vans only emptying the bins. Getting rid of the one chap who took pride in keeping the village centre tidy was a huge mistake.
  • any developments within the village should benefit the residents and any monies re section 106 should be used to befit Ruddington.

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Community Services

What level of priority should be attached to the provision of GP and associated services (physio, minor ops, NHS dentistry)?

What level of priority should be attached to health and social care for the elderly and those with special needs?

What level of priority should be attached to mental health services and support?

What level of priority should be attached to education provision at nursery, pre-school, primary and secondary school level?

What people had to say about community services in Ruddington*

  • A range of education facilities are available within a reasonable radius of the village already.
  • Ruddington Medical centre should be prepared to do minor ops. In my experience it has become worse in its patient care since it was expanded. I think it would be better.
  • If we are to encourage children to walk to school, the roads need to be safe.
  • Greater co-ordination between private, charity, NHS and church groups may help in delivery of services particularly for the elderly and special needs provision.
  • Ruddington is really busy anyway so you don't want to make it more busy than it already is.
  • I think they are good generally, though I know more about kids than the elderly. Lovely community spirit.
  • New houses would mean new schools which would mean more traffic which would mean more congestion
  • There is no mention of community services for young people - this is a very urgent priority
  • We are growing in size all the time and need all the facilities that a small town would offer i.e. school, shops and medical services. Building plans do not seem to offer the facilities that large, sprawling 'estates' need. The Council needs to ensure that adequate facilities are included in any building plans. Plus, the state of the NHS means that medical services in the local area are vital, including those for the elderly and those with mental health issues (hot topics today).
  • extend existing schools. new community centre for all age groups required. NHS dentist required plus additional doctors surgery required.
  • 1. I'm surprised that education provision is included in this. But I don't know much about it. 2. I'm not sure if this is relevant, but a lot of services in Ruddington (as well as the rest of Nottingham) are provided during working hours which means that they are automatically no good for employed people. I'm referring to things like library events, yoga, mindfulness - some of which are offered by private individuals or companies. Would be nice if those of us who have jobs could be considered occasionally (winking emoji)
  • schools at bursting point
  • Re-open the youth centre and provide different opportunities/activities for different ages to take part in.
  • It would be good if the funding came sufficiently early for the GP's and schools etc to make provision BEFORE the influx of people and children
  • Concerns that the community services are already stretched.
  • Mainly more links between church groups and the community --more cohesion between church groups and NHS and private provision.
  • Insufficient doctors for the current population numbers. MUST able addressed ahead of new housing is developed. NHS dentist please.
  • The GP services are barely adequate at present and with the new building will need a massive upgrade. NHS dentistry services in the village would be a bonus. A day centre for the elderly with physical and social activities would be desirable. A youth gathering facility would also be desirable for those who do not wish to join the uniformed clubs. An advice centre once a week would be helpful.
  • No new houses without more doctors
  • NO new houses without more community services.
  • Community services must be reassessed as new housing developments are built, they shouldn't mean we are less served by our community services as a result of growth.
  • If there are more homes being built then we need more medical and school provision
  • We need an NHS dentist in the village. The schools are very busy and currently oversubscribed, so any new development needs to support them. There are concerns that Rushcliffe will no longer include Ruddington in its catchment area in future years, so what provision will be available for Years 7-11 and sixth formers in future? If the village has an aging population, we need to ensure that services for the elderly are provided, to enable people to stay healthy with good mental wellbeing for as long as possible, and living independently for as long as possible. Do we need more places like Shrimpton Court?
  • More residents require more GPs/school places
  • The provision of all of the above needs to keep pace with proposed increase in population.
  • How will the existing community services cope with all the new houses.
  • Secondary education needs to be provided at rear of St. Peters School due to high percentage of new homes in the Rushcliffe area.
  • Ruddington is better provided for in terms of community services than a lot of other communities .
  • We've needed am Nhs dentist in the village for years and the doctors surgeries can't accommodate the extra people the Asher Lane development will now bring... please sort these out proactively, not reactively
  • Further expansion required on local school to meet demands created by lots of new developments.
  • I believe there are enough GP facilities at the moment, alongside dental cars and private physio businesses. There are enough care for the elderly facilities already in situe. Although the current infant and junior education facilities are very good there is always potential for improvement, without need to increase any building footprints, although I find this low priority due to the current quality.
  • I think the current levels of service are excellent and would like to see these high standards maintained. A significant increase in housing will strain these services, and they must be a significant part of the consideration if the building of the additional houses is required.
  • new school facilities to include an academy as sharp hill will take most of the places at Rushcliffe. New school to be built at rear of St Peters School.
  • Ruddington already has excellent provision of many services but with continued growth, a secondary school in the mid term future seems a possible need
  • The community services need to keep pace with any development(s)
  • Please ensure adequate access to high quality education and school places in Ruddington/Rushcliffe for all children taking in to consideration the proposed additional new developments
  • A worry with the increase in housing developments is the lack of concurrent increase in services occurring. This is especially the case with GP, Pharmacy and schools in the area which are already at capacity with th current population.
  • The staff at the village doctors do an excellent job
  • People with children should not have to send them to nurseries at aged 2 or 3, the earliest should be 4 years old, they need to bond with their parents.
  • All services & provisions will be badly affected if we have 175 homes built.
  • All the above are high priorities.
  • If there are a number of new estates being build, consideration will need to be made in relation to all of these services.
  • Services seem to be fine on all levels.
  • a new school comlex on ST Peters Site plus field at rear
  • Schools are a problem if there are more houses
  • Please ensure that all pavements and kerbs are wheelchair friendly.
  • The eduction provision in the village has options to expand if necessary.
  • there are plenty of schools within reach of busses
  • The gp services a long with dentists are over run in Ruddington but more houses are to b built
  • I think the services we have currently are good and would want them to be maintained
  • We must remember there are a lot of older and younger people in the village we need to provide for them .
  • I think Ruddington should have an NHS dentistry, and perhaps a walk-in centre.
  • Health and education services are already at capacity. New housing development needs to be capped at 350, as originally planned, with provision of addition health and education services attached as a minimum condition to Detailed Planning Permissions.
  • The Developers of the new estates should contribute to the effects of the increased burden on the local amenities such as the health centre, schools etc.
  • These services are and always will be high priorities, and are at risk from housing expansions and local authority and NHS cuts. The needs will never reduce, but healthier activities, greater community collaboration through schools, GP surgeries, use of local shops to share ideas/plans, as well as the Facebook site, are all critical to keeping the lives of villagers as healthy as possible.
  • Hard questions - all are important. we're not going to get secondary education for the village & we have good provision of the rest, hence my rating.
  • How can health, social care and education not be of high importance to families in Ruddington, who will all have members that it is relevant and important to.
  • Services need to be available locally
  • Too many people in the village for the current infra structure!
  • Sufficient population currently to warrant all community services being present
  • If we improved the overall GP service then surly all other aspects should improve & im unsure why only certain areas have been highlighted here in the questins
  • Need to grow in accordance with development. Should be a condition of development schemes. There is concern from existing residents about school catchments changing with new building
  • Essential that all these items are given priority and adequate provision is made at the same time as any housing development NOT years after
  • There seems to be little for teenagers here - and because they are bused out for school, they have to meet up around the streets/recreation areas.
  • The support is already strained, with the village having the biggest primary school in the county, it seems unsustainable to continue growth of village and not consider the impact this will have on residents having to drive children to primary schools outside of village, increasing traffic and decreasing the strength of the community
  • Mental health services should be on an equal footing to physical health services.
  • I would like to see RMP make a real effort to employ GP's that will stay rather than keep having all the interns. I have little trust in the integrity of this practice anymore and have more than my fair share of inadequate advice and shocking treatment by staff here, at times. So many mistakes! I would like to see a clinic for Mental Health in every GP surgery, but that's my pipe dream. I would like Ruddington to have much more interaction with our elderly community, daily lunch clubs run by volunteers, shopping, cleaning, befriending services etc.and we should all be better at volunteering. If this is already here, I apologize - this said, why I am I not hearing about it? I miss so many things going on in this village because of lack of communication. FB is good but not everyone is putting things on here, businesses and events need to make better use of village notice boards and The Rudd needs to be more widely available
  • Current provision is adequate
  • Protect the current level
  • We .need more Doctors so we don't have to wait for 2-3 weeks for an appointment
  • Ruschliffe secondary school is already over subscribed this is a worry.
  • With all the proposed housing schools will have to be looked at, also GP practices, how can the current facilities accommodate.
  • There is no propper pre-school available and hermitage preschool need major improovements.
  • The services we currently receive in Ruddington are excellent. It would be a shame to water these down and stretch them beyond their limits.
  • Services in Ruddington are already at full capacity. No more building.
  • The infant and junior schools are bursting at the seams!
  • It is imperative that the infrastructure of schools and services is improved BEFORE new housing is built or there will be a few years of chaos
  • Delays of up to 2 weeks for doctor’s appointments are not uncommon and could be made worse by new housing developments.
  • No more housing without the required additional services
  • I moved here because of ease of access to schools, medical services, food shopping, and post office, and I suppose anyone who buys my house in the future will be attracted to these things.
  • Q 44. high priority for education up to secondary. Not essential for secondary education as these are currently outside the village.
  • We need to make sure schools and doctors can cope with new housing developments
  • Doctors is always busy, had to go to clifton for the dentist as only private on rudd.
  • Again - local services encourages people to not use the car and act as a secondary village focus point. This encourages more interaction
  • Attract the young families to keep the village alive and thriving.
  • These are all essential for healthy community life
  • Aervices to match the local demographic
  • You cannot continue to build new housing stock without adequately providing the infrastructure to support the needs of the increased population.
  • Thee are currently good provision in most of these areas and this would be protected. Expansion of the village is the biggest risk to these resources.
  • we have enough schools and placements for secondary very close which has never been an issue. we have good health care systems and two surgery's in the village. more though should be placed for the vulnerable ie the elderly community and for those with mental health issues that are not greatly supported.
  • Safe access for all pedestrians in school locations. Where will Ruddington primary children be able to get secondary school places in the future?
  • As a parent of primary school aged children, the pressures on secondary education provision are a major concern. Developments such as Sharphill will push Rushcliffe & West Bridgford schools to their limit. The provision of a new secondary school within Ruddington should be assessed. As an middle aged person I have one eye on retirement. Properly funded social services within a reasonable distance are very important for health and care of the elderly.
  • In order to see a dentist in the villagr, I have now jad to become a private dental patient and pay into a monthly denplan to help cover dental costs as no nhs dentist in village.
  • mental health services should be readily available to all. There is very little help available yet more people each year become ill
  • Something for the older children to do in school holidays, youth club
  • With a 170-odd new houses, where are the children of these families expected to be educated? The schools are not adequate enough, and any catchment areas changes may drive people out of the village
  • Worried about services with the new builds approved, clarification on what the new builds will do in terms of how it will effect current villagers and what the new builds will do to help with shoetfallings
  • Health is important but not within the remit of this piece of work there are better forums for health planning. Schools key local want is that children are not sent to school in Clifton
  • If we want more people to live here, we need good schools that can take all the village children.
  • The schools are already over subscribed; the infant school has three reception classes! That's huge for children of that age. The preschool class is 39 children. There simply is not space for a huge influx of families without building additional services.
  • extend present schools, new community centre required for all age groups in centre of village.
  • More houses = more family’s = more schools Don’t build houses and then rely on its current under strain community services .
  • It is extremely detrimental for children living in the village not to be able to get school places here.
  • Particular attention needs to be paid to the provision of more places at the local schools if we are to accommodate 100's of more families in the village within the next 3-5 years...
  • There isn't an NHS dentist in Ruddington
  • primary /secondary education = priority. nusery/preschool not so important. Theses areas not differentiated in question
  • As the village grows we may need more doctors/ dentist/ community centres / schools
  • extend existing school's. new community facility fit for an expanding village population for all age groups.
  • Ruddington is no different to everywhere else in facing challenges with these services
  • I've ticked high priority on all these as I regard them as fundamental to the well being and effective functioning of a village community, of the size we are.
  • Schools are full!!
  • expand existing schools
  • Education is important but I don't believe this should be limited to the schools.
  • I am more than happy for more people to move into Ruddington - People have to live somewhere but there needs to be sufficient infrastructure.
  • I have answered low priority to these as I would have thought they would be dealt with under section 106 when new developments take place
  • Better communication? Help to support ruddington app and other local services to oromote these groups more effectively.
  • With all of the new housing proposed I am really concerned about the class sizes and just how big these are going to get. Schooling should be made a priority.
  • extend present school to accommodate growing population
  • We need more for the elderly to prevent isolation. More for teens to keep them involved etc. Transport for the elderly can be an issue.
  • The GP and other services are being stretched and the new housing will just make matters worse. Ant new housing should be conditional in address these issues.
  • You can't influence nhs government policy in a neighbourhood plan
  • Healthcare services for the elderly are important, but Ruddington also has many young families as residents and it's important they can also access healthcare. It's important to consider access to services when planning new housing - this places a much heavier burden on our already overstretched medical centres
  • While all of the issues are important they are not necessarily important to our village. We have an ageing population nation wide and while we should be providing activities for them this isn't a great priority to the village as a whole. We need to have regular activities held for all ages at the local youth club which is a perfect site to hold activities for all ages but it isn't used. We have two village halls that aren't used to their full potential either. People living in a village aspect to have good assess to schools, GP's surgery's and a variety of shops. We need a Boots on the high street. I wouldn't like to see anymore elderly homes.
  • Would be good to have infant and junior school on one sight.
  • dental services National Health, extra GP services,and expand the schools.
  • Do a comparison with Keyworth - seems better.
  • I'm sure residents would appreciate more information on what is available and also more open communication with provision suppliers who can then inform the village about the sustainability of the services. There are always rumours that children won't get into village schools which are often unfounded and based upon rumour and conjecture.
  • Ruddington requires better education facilities / National Health Doctors / dentistry
  • education / health plus community facilities needed for a larger population.
  • I have ticked medium as i feel we are already well serviced in these areas
  • The health centre in Ruddington is ridiculous. Having to wait usually up to 3 weeks to get an appointment is a joke. With more development of houses on an already over populated village will put more of a strain on health & education services
  • The village GPS cannot cope as it is. 2 week wait for an appointment is not acceptable.
  • National health service dentist, extra education and health facilities.
  • We need an NHS dentist in the village
  • NHS dentist would be nice
  • increase health and education facilities, plus community facilities ( a new community centre.)
  • expand current schools to meet expanding population, also include health provision facilities.
  • existing schools at bursting point, health facilities over subscribed.We need modern community facilities for an expanding community.
  • Schools need updating.
  • If Rudd is going to expand the facilities need to as well
  • There is already sufficient health provision in the village and surrounding areas. Higher priority should be given to out of school places - e.g. nurseries, after school clubs

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The Environment

What level of priority should be attached to preserving existing allotment sites and future allotment provision?

What level of priority should be attached to preserving and enhancing biodiversity and the landscape?

What level of priority should be attached to the retention and upkeep of footpaths and bridleways?

What level of priority should be attached to the provision and maintenance of green spaces?

What level of priority should be attached to the creation of new and the preservation of existing watercourses/water bodies (i.e. streams, brooks, ponds)?

What people had to say about the environment in Ruddington*

  • Existing green spaces are a major asset.
  • Ruddington has become too urban (eg. tarmac signage) and the village character is being eroded. Keep the green spaces (grass areas) and maintain the village hall , telephone box etc
  • We need to keep all our green spaces and more trees, especially if the village is able to have pedestrian areas.
  • Lots of green space and nature is very important to the community. Building more houses would eat into the green belt land.
  • Make a fishing lake
  • street cleaning and drainage is a serious problem here
  • I am concerned about proposed building on green belt, it's awful for he environment. The lack of footpath on Clifton bridge is awful for everyone on that route and a high risk.
  • Provision/ maintenance of current streams/ brooks etc presumably impacts on flood risks. I'm not an expert but suggest that independent experts should be consulted if any water-course is going to be interfered with.
  • Going back to mental health, aren't green spaces, places to walk and the sound of running water what the doctor ordered to escape the pressures of life today? Please think about our environment. We are so lucky to have Rushcliffe Country Park and places to walk and escape to in our area.
  • 1. Questions 47 & 49 seem to refer to Green Belt again, and even if that is out of remit we can surely include preservation of green space and biodiversity as prioirites - surely the status of Rushcliffe Park has to be a top priority for our well-being. I would hate to see it turned into some kind of playground almost as much as if it was bulldozed and turned into houses or big sheds. 2. Are there any rivers or ponds?
  • allotments protected, any ponds on estates should be responsibility of developers / tenants.
  • Maintain green spaces to keep the village type character more important than introduce new areas.
  • This should be our number 1 priority.
  • More cycle paths to link to nearby villages. E.g. Along Loughborough road.
  • Our parks and green spaces are well maintained but are not as attractive as they could be. As I travel around the country I do see other villages with more colourful areas. This is not a high priority but does enhance the environment. Perhaps flower boxes at the entrance signs to the village could be provided or sponsored. Attention to the weeds growing along walls and on pavements would make a huge difference. These were regularly sprayed at one time. Maybe as at Rushcliffe Park there could be a friends of the Green group, and for other areas, who work alongside the grounds people.
  • Every attempt should be made to preserve a village atmosphere.
  • All the above are important to maintaining the village feel - and rather than cramming as many properties as possible onto every square foot of available land, consideration should be given to giving them "breathing space". The current building of new houses on the former grassed space next to the soon to be demolished Lace Factory on Brookside Road is a perfect example of this lack of forethought - impacting existing and future residents.
  • The enviroment is the most important thing. All of this and more should be the highest priority
  • Protect green spaces in and around Ruddington, they're what make the village special.
  • If people buy houses on flood planes or flood risk areas without doing any research they deserve to get flooded
  • Preservation, and expansion of allotments goes with new build and especially affordable homes.
  • Think about what we can do to make The Green more attractive and make people want to hang out there, such as a drinking fountain, boules pitch, community garden, pond, etc. It would be lovely to make it more of a destination - somewhere attractive to sit and eat your lunch in the summer. The playgrounds are great but consider more equipment for older teenagers to use, particularly in the Vicarage Lane playground.
  • Grass cutting not done enough & cut grass left too high.
  • Need to restore some of the roadside ditches to help drainage of land and roads.
  • I love ruddington because of its greenspaces and its closeness to rural. Please don't let ruddington become lost to suburbia.. we will loose ruddington.
  • Not a serious flood problem.
  • Ruddington VILLAGE... green spaces, water, trees, air, long lines of sight, an amazing country park. We cannot lose our identity
  • The current waterways should be maintained but I see no need for further developments of ponds and new waterways. Existing green and recreation sites should be maintained.
  • The environment of the village is part of the character. It also encourages people to visit the village and the surrounding area. They are well kept, and I would like to see it continue.
  • Allotments already protected by law.
  • I hope that wild spaces, wildlife, nature will be considered seriously in planning. The county park is very much needed & people involved with making it as it is have done a fantastic job. I hope it is protected from being built on. I think the proposed Asher Lane development is ok. If the allotments are kept & amount of new houses reduced.
  • Green corridors are a now established means of enhancing biodiversity. Some simple thought into the green spaces in around Ruddington (including the transport corridors / verges / lineside) and the habitats to be supported could very quickly establish a village wide approach which enhances the village - especially if there is sufficient interest within the community to maintain part of this
  • Please maintain all green spaces and minimise development on green field sites
  • The country park, who else has that on your door step! Fabulous
  • Too many footpaths need to be brushed & cleared to make this village smart again and stand out as an example to other villages as it did in the past. All natural pond, rivers etc should be preserved they are needed for wildlife and to maintain balance in nature.
  • This used to be a lovely, tidy, spacious village. It now looks scruffy and as big as a town.
  • All of these are important - but not all require immediate action and can be longer term commitments.
  • Important to make sure that local environmental plans are developed in partnership with local wildlife and environmental bodies, both charity and public sector. Planning needs to be at landscape scale, not isolated pockets within Ruddington.
  • It is brilliant.
  • Ensure water courses are maintained and are adequate for an increase in water flow.
  • We have a moral obligation to make environmental issues a high priority for future Ruddington generations.
  • Again Ruddington is a beautiful village with lots to offer - these offers should receive all the help they can get to remain this way
  • It would be wonderful to put the vilage forward for 'Best Village Award' as the benefits include decreased littering, greater community communication, communal pride in homes and public spaces, a more attractive and welcoming appearance, name recognition for the village, and increased tourism and income for local businesses.
  • nature is suffering with new developments getting approved
  • Grassed area upkeep !
  • The grassed areas around the village are not kept as they use to be. Then when they are cut the grass cuttings are just left to rot on top of the fresh grass
  • No ones bothers when you start building on green belt land that’s when you no the voice of the people are not being heard
  • Ruddington maybe needs more green spaces, for example The Green.
  • Limit all further encroachment on existing Green Belt. Improve environmental aspects of all remaining Green Belt. Apply Tree Preservation Orders to ALL trees in green spaces and in Green Belt within the curtelage of Ruddington to prevent further loss of green spaces.
  • The allotments are part of the lifeblood of the village and provide excellent opportunities for locals to keep healthy, socialise and collaborate, as well as contribute to the wider community. They are part of the green footprint of the village and must be preserved as such. They are maintained by conscientious people who care very much about the village health and well-being.
  • Ruddington is very lucky to benefit from the country park and nothing should be done to harm this essential and ever-improving site. Green spaces are important to everyone's health and well-being and we are increasingly made aware of the damage we are doing to our environment, so we must do everything we can to preserve it. In an age when houses are being provided with limited garden space, our green spaces should be seen to have even greater importance, for the sake of not only the human inhabitants, but also for the preservation of our wildlife.
  • All items that add to the wellbeing of residents should be retained and where possible enhanced
  • Allotments appeal mainly to only a small proportion of the village age group, whilst they are important most of these users could travel further if needed, whilst younger adults/ children whom are not able to be responsible to travel further could benefit more from the location of this space if they were invested in as youth clubs/activity centres/scout bases/ymca etc to engage children positively in their local community.
  • Not sure why we need to have path on left handside of Wilford Road as you leave the village.
  • We should be looking after what we have before spending out on alternatives and new developments.
  • Environmental protection and enhancement must be a priority, not just in Ruddington, but everywhere. However, the green spaces are one of the villages main draws for visitors and their retention benefits the community.
  • I was just on my way to work today and thought how shabby our village is looking, so much grass needs cutting. I don't have a garden, so no mower but if i did I'd be mowing outside my house as the council has cut back so much over the years. Can the Parish Council not step up? or once again, a volunteer programme? I know I keep mentioning volunteering but I feel it is the only way forward these days. I'd happily help
  • More trees please
  • maintenance but not creation.
  • Why ask these questions. You ignored our feedback and agreed for houses off asher lane to go ahead. Hypocrisy and lies.
  • More litter bins please. Opportunities to volunteer to litter pick and generally help the appearance of the village
  • Allotments are extremely important to the health and well-being of the Villagers
  • I have an allotment which has massively improved my mental health, without this space and the chance to be with nature I would struggle to maintain my mental health. The watercourses and allotments support wildlife and biodiversity, which are necessary for living.
  • We no longer look like a village - too much concrete lack of greenery.
  • All these issues are important to Ruddington too many green spaces are disappearing due to housing.
  • The green space surrounding ruddington makes the village desirable to live. Lose this and I think the characteristics of the village will change.
  • You should give the same priority to nature and biodiversity that you give to physical and mental health as it provides so many health benefits but it taken for granted. We choose to live in a village for these benefits, please don't remove them.
  • Looking after the remaining green spaces and the waterways we already have are very important
  • Please enhance the village. Don't turn Ruddington into a town, Thank you
  • No more housing on green spaces
  • q50 helps to avoid flooding.
  • The more pathways the more we can walk to our destination, at least locally, and avoid using the car. Plus it’s nice to walk around the village and see it as a village still, not just business and residential use.
  • Having nice green space to go for walks is really important to the local area
  • Not to besmirch allotments but they are a niche provision. Shared green spaces are a higher priority as they would encourage more people out of their houses and improved the overall village happiness
  • If green spaces - then need to be maintained on a fair basis. Often resources seem to be used (at Parish level) to maintain Elms Park at a high level, to the detriment of the rest of the village.
  • Good environmental management should be a given
  • If it makes sense to develop the allotment spaces to provide affordable new housing, then I am in favour. However, if it is a reason to develop more housing in the £250,000 upwards bracket, then NO.
  • The local Paris, green spaces and bridlepaths all keep the village an attractive place to live and provide balance. These are essential to avoid Ruddington becoming a concrete block like areas of our neighhouring City.
  • If green spaces - need to be maintained on a fair basis. Often resources seem to be used (at Parish level) to maintain Elms Park at a high level, to detriment of the rest of the village.
  • we need to re dredge all the brooks and water causes of we are to continue building. these were placed in the 70s when there was a flood issue and have not been maintained.
  • The bridleways are fab around Rudd - for joggers, walkers and cyclists. Leave them alone.
  • We are incredibly lucky to have the rural aspect to life in Ruddington. This must be maintained so that we have access to green space, which is known to be hugely beneficial for mental & physical health. Understanding our environment, and passing this onto our children won't happen if we concrete everything within a couple of square miles of the village centre. Housing developments are, sadly, going to come. Where we can take a lead is to push for properly sustainable housing, linked to an infrastructure which does the least damage to our shared environment.
  • I feel privilaged to live in such a lovely village. We have to try to preserve the character and all things that make living here so desirable. To disregard this would be short sighted and foolhardy.
  • Renovate 50 steps bridge, the steps are so unsafe.
  • Plant Trees everywhere
  • Trees and wild life areas on new builds welcome
  • "
  • For this and all other sections of the form, I think that response should be around promoting well being Five ways to mental wellbeing - GOV.UK https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/five-ways-to-mental-wellbeing This document, produced by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) on behalf of Foresight, sets out 5 actions to improve personal wellbeing: • Connect – maintain spaces for people to connect, the Green, St Peters rooms, places to eat • Be active – maintain a range of options to make it easy for people to be active, allotments, areas with low traffic to enable children to walk to school and vulnerable groups to be able to walk for example safe crossing points • Take notice – gardens and green spaces, allotments to allow people to connect with the world around them, preserve trees • Keep learning – Community spaces. Consider building community spaces i.e. buildings for people to rent, for classes etc. Also communal outdoor places • Give – again about spaces for people to connect – space planning for voluntary sector activities.
  • "
  • The up keep of public spaces is important to stop 'relative deprivation '
  • As there are not many off lead areas in Rushcliffe country park now where families of picnic goers aren't lying down (ready to then have a go at dog owners for not having their dogs under control/on lead). I think it would be nice to consider a dog pool similar to the kind Cotgrave has. I appreciate there is a dog agility park already but it would be nice for there to be a dedicated environment that the public observes is genuinely a place where dogs are free to be dogs (not learning/showing off/not having to perform) without being shouted by families who don't think that dogs should be allowed off lead...
  • Path from vicarage cemetery is often unusable due to mud
  • Bit trickier this time as the survey questions include both upkeep and providing new aspects of the environment. i actually think we are blessed with lots of good green spaces and features so don't necessarily think we need more but obviously would want to see these maintained well.
  • Too much emphasis on other issues when the main issue in Ruddington is Parking on Kirk Lane and the requirement for filtering at the crossroads.
  • I think the village on the whole is quite tidy and litter free
  • There needs to be an enforced litter programme for the whole area. There is too much litter from the outskirts of the village on the A606 and the bridleways plus the Old Loughborough Road/Landmere Lane is just a fly tippers paradise.
  • Nature is important to mental and physical health as well as the education of children.
  • The preservation and development of the environment is inextricably linked to the issues of housing and highways.
  • The state of the roads are very bad. Potholes have reappeared on new resurfaced roads.
  • Green space should be created in the form of gardens ie lower density development.
  • Excellent opportunity to make Ruddington a very green and bio-diverse village - knock on benefits in terms of visitors if we get this right.
  • retaining ponds to be responsibility of developers and tenants also developers to provide play areas
  • This will prevent flooding. It will attract more outside people to the village etc
  • Have stated high for 50 in relation to preventing flooding etc by keeping existing drainage routes/Fairham brook etc clear. Not sure we need new water bodies.
  • Country Park is excellent
  • The green areas and Rushcliffe Country Park are agin what makes Ruddington so attractive. We must keep them and improve.
  • All of the above reasons are why people choose to live in a village. I love that we have bride paths and the country park on our door step. I would live in the city if i didn't want wide open spaces. The allotments are a fantastic idea and are very popular at the minute, these should definitely be prompted more.
  • The proposed selling of green spaces including allotments and playing fields to housing developers is disgusting and could make the village a nasty place to live for existing inhabitants.
  • Walking is good for mental health around the paths around Ruddington so no more urban sprawl .
  • The footpath behind my house (which is very large) isn't routinely maintained. My husband and I have had to cut it back today before my children could cycle there. I know funds are stretched but we pay £200 a month for this!!
  • retaining ponds to be responsibility of developers and residents.
  • Q50 is naughty - lets preserve what is there but no need to create new ones. We have a brook and a large lake already.
  • ponds should be allocated in possible flood area's managed by developers / tenants
  • I would love to see planted herb areas etc and small fruit trees etc that people could help themselves to
  • The green spaces and rural feel of the village is what made me want to live here. I feel strongly is a big part of the character of the village, and ensuring a biodiverse environment is also paramount.
  • We need to keep the green belt land for the wildlife. Where are theses creatures going to go when the diggers move in to create housing. Allotments are essential for people to grown their own fruit & veg & also provide an outdoor activity where the whole family can get involved.
  • Th village needs more greenery and flowers. It’s a very concrete and grey village.
  • High fines should be handed out to companies like British Gypsum who keep being allowed to contaminate our existing waterways, particularly at the bottom of Pasture Lane
  • protect wild life
  • protect SSi sites
  • Lots of don’t knows because I feel these are leading questions designed to get answers which would be used to campaign against new housing in fields or any type of landscape. Fields are not necessarily green belt.
  • Green spaces are brilliant and we need to maintain this aspect of the village.
  • The highest priority for the village is to keep it a village by maintaining the green spaces and allotments.

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Heritage & Tourism

What level of priority should be attached to preserving the character of the conservation area and its listed buildings?

What level of priority should be attached to supporting museums, heritage centres and other heritage assets e.g. Rorke's Drift Graves, Flawford?

What people had to say about heritage and tourism in Ruddington*

  • A display board in the village centre giving information, history and a map would be useful. As in Burton Joyce and other villages. When naming new roads after individuals use their full name. eg. Robert Tongue Way, Francis Wheatley Close, Dorothy Shrimpton Court etc. Otherwise they quickly become forgotten.
  • Have hand written signs not neon throughout . Village needs to naturally evolve though, not to be held in the past.
  • More education about above heritage examples is needed. Ruddington has positioned itself in road signage as the museum village, and there fore our heritage must continue to be well supported.
  • Loughborough Road I do not consider the "conservation area" to be exempt from housing. This is an arterial route and in my opinion save the green belt (unreadable)
  • Not aware of local heritage sites
  • We are very lucky with the heritage, e.g. Museums
  • Let's retain our heritage if it's true that we need to know where we came from in order to know who we really are. The history of the village and its residents are part of what makes this a community.
  • Ruddington attractions need more publicity
  • Re #52, I know nothing about the Conservation Area. Is there one?
  • RBC should have more consultation with PC. re requirements.
  • Maintain older buildings like the village Hall --which promotes village character rather than think modern characterless other buildings are worthwhile
  • Precious resources. But insufficient business knowledge applied to make them more financially viable.
  • Nor enough publicity. It seems in today's age you need to constantly reminded Ned people of events loud and clear. This is an area that could grow and bring some business to the area.
  • As if the design of Ruddington Library wasn't bad enough, recent and planned additions to the Conservation Area have been causes for concern. Not only do we have an out-of-keeping new property on Asher Lane next to a lovely old Frame Knitters' cottage but the new housing on the old bakery site could have been more in keeping. Designs for approved new properties on Parkyns Street look too contemporary, too. Worse still is the appearance of the new second floor of the old Barclay & Cook shop. Existing period structures in this area should be repaired and enhanced, not demolished.
  • Need to use social media more to draw attention to our heritage assets e.g. Rorkes Drifts graves
  • We need to revive village self-guided walks, perhaps with information boards located at key spots, like they have at St Peter's Church. The Framework Knitters Museum is growing in popularity and it would be lovely to see the Village Museum more visible and accessible.
  • More facilitating of promotion of our village, RBC must be made aware that we do exist and want to be part of their plans and not left alone.
  • Our heritage sites utilise social media well to promote themselves. The new village gateway signs are good.
  • I love the fact that we have museums in the village; we need to keep these.
  • All of the above are an essential park of our history at Ruddington and provide a level of tourism which is not overly intrusive. As such they are important.
  • The museums bring people into the village so help pubs etc
  • more promotion of our facilities.
  • Heritage, History , character is important to the village it would be good if the old chip shop near the green could be preserved. I hope old buildings won't be demolished as the character/charm goes & cannot be replaced.
  • We are badged as a village of museums, with the village itself having long and varied history but make very little of this in reality. The attractions themselves appear to have little co-ordination between them (no joint ticketing as an example). There is near invisible information (boards) / trails for a visitor to follow and 'brown signs' only appear when actually at the village - surely a joint brown sign posted further out on the approach roads would benefit? We also have potentially nationally significant museums in the railway and framework knitters but are largely anonymous. In a few years the railway could be at the end of one of the best heritage lines in the Country - playing host to a succession of famous locos. One can't help but think some co-ordinated and joint thinking about what is on offer would be hugely beneficial
  • The village doesn’t play up these assets enough
  • I lived in the vilage for five years now and have never heard anything about Rorke's drift graves or Flawford, maybe that says they should be pushed a bit more. I'll be googling them after completing this survey.
  • The village needs tidying up. The grass verges & paths are a disgrace and this impacts on tourism.
  • Every effort should be made to protect every aspect of our beautiful village, whilst continuing to develop cultural social & recreational facilities.
  • Heritage and tourism are real potential income generators for the village and more could be done within Nottinghamshire to promote them.
  • I wasn't aware of the Rorke's Drift Graves before doing this survey! Things like that should be publicised better.
  • I think we should encourage tourism to the village especially with having the beautiful country park on the edge
  • The heritage of Ruddington has gone out the window
  • Ruddington should be allowed to adapt into the 21 century with new / replacement property (such as the replacement of Barclay and Cook), whilst sitting side-by-side with existing assets. Essential that Ruddington’s heritage are preserved / supported.
  • Preserving and enhancing the character of the conservation area, in particular the village centre will make Ruddington a more attractive place to visit. Development should respect heritage assets and their setting.
  • If the village is to be prosperous and vibrant, we should continue to showcase its unique character and heritage to promote leisure and tourism. This will benefit existing businesses and encourage others to open here and occupy those empty buildings that pop up with greater frequency. Preserving the centre of the village and making it easily accessible with pedestrianisation and good outer parking facilities is therefore worth considering as a high priority, before it too late to save.
  • Within a short distance from Nottingham, Ruddington has a unique heritage that should be preserved independently to encourage local and national tourism
  • We need to preserve the history of the village, but not at the cost of restricting future development.
  • These areas must be preserved and supported as this is what makes our village unique.
  • Encourage visitors with public toilets, brochures, signage. Renovate and identify all the framework knitters workshops
  • Museums should be open more often to encourage Visitors to Ruddington
  • It provides identity and a chance for the village to come together as a community. This supports community living
  • We must keep Rudd a conservation area and a village, before we disappear under housing estates.
  • Heritage and tourism needs to be advertised far more than it is at present.
  • There is a balance between heritage and future sustainability. Don't preserve inefficient old buildings that could be revamped and made to last.
  • Having lived here for many years I’ve never visited the heritage sites but I am happy they exist and really should visit one day!
  • There seems a reluctance to have modern building designs in the village centre as they are "not in keeping" but some of the older buildings are not special and the centre would benefit from modernising
  • Priority should be given to those living in the village with museums/heritage assets secondly. while attracting visitors is important, this should not be at the expense of the comfort/ to detriment of people who are residents & actually pay for these services - of parking issues.
  • Brings people in, employs local people ... preserves our common history
  • These buildings are part of our village - don't loose them
  • If we lose our heritage sites and centres they are impossible to regain later.
  • Priority should be given to those living now in the village with museums/heritage assets secondary. While attracting visitors is important, this should not be at the expense of the comfort/ to detriment of people who are residents & actually pay for these services - parking issues.
  • Ruddington has done well in this area and they do a good job in providing Ruddington as somewhere to go to. However we have different priorities now as the village is growing so as these buildings and processes are now in place these just need to be managed on going we do not now need to give them a high status priority at this present time.
  • Ruddington does not have a "box office" tourist attraction. I don't think it has the infrastructure to cope with one of it did. Small scale tourist attractions, linked to environmental attractions and village centre that is easy to negotiate for pedestrian visitors are important.
  • anything connected with the history of the village must be maintained and preserved
  • Too many signs to the Framework Knitters museum
  • You spelt Flawford, Flawforth? Not sure of how local economies work so a balance of good businesses and heritage and tourism sounds like a good idea. Probably best to get some advise from towns that do it well.
  • The village museum needs an overhaul
  • Let's get the mueseums we have right before we start on more half thought out tourist attractions.
  • Question 53 feels a bit random as Rorke's Drift Graves are so less known than the other heritage sites we have that make Ruddington a tourist attraction. Nevertheless, I think we have lots of heritage points that need preserving and promoting to ensure visitors are encouraged.
  • We have a wonderful Heritage and it does need promoting
  • preserving what's there shouldn't mean avoiding new and exciting developments - the 2 can sit alongside and enhance each other
  • The preservation of heritage and the enhancement of tourism is dependent on sound decision making about highways, environment and housing.
  • Not an important issue
  • We need tourism for extra funds to keep things running. We need to preserve Ruddington’s heritage for the younger generation
  • Whilst there is not a lot of character left in the village we should make the most of what's left and even encourage the return of the original shop fronts and try to bring some character back
  • I live in a 1836 cottage on Easthorpe street and its fantastic. there are very few old properties left in the village now but they are a massive part of the history that should be preserved. My cottage isn't listed but should be. It is only a two bed but we have already thought about leaving the village to find something of the same age with more space as there just isn't anything left in the village. I think this is massively important.
  • We need to maintain our existing green spaces and builders need to incorporate green spaces in their design programmes but should be maintained by them NOT the parish or borough.
  • The above question includes the Rockets drift graves and they are surely not as important as the state of the churchyard graves that include some of our ancestors many of whom did good works IN the village not military depredations in another’s country!
  • Would hate to see the museum's etc close, but we need to promote these outside the village
  • more signage re tourism and facilities plus advertising the virtues of Ruddington
  • Make more of the art gallery.
  • Better communication between those responsible for heritage sites within the village and perhaps the creation of a sub committee made up of interested parties with more joined up thinking and collaboration.
  • more advertising of Ruddington's facilities.
  • more information signs re tourism
  • More signs on old buildings as to what they used to be used for. As a dog walker I often look at a building and wonder what it was used for and how old?
  • The village heritage should be a huge priority. If I wanted to live in a soulless concrete jungle I’d relocate to Gamston.
  • promote Ruddington facilities more.
  • protect museums and promote Ruddington as a tourist area.
  • make more use of existing facilities ie museums.
  • make Ruddington a focal point on the tourism map.

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Leisure & Recreation

What level of priority should be attached to promoting and supporting arts and cultural activities in Ruddington?

What level of priority should be attached to the provision and retention of community facilities for all age groups?

What level of priority should be attached to the provision and retention of space for informal recreation (walking, picnics, informal games etc)?

What level of priority should be attached to the provision and retention of facilities for formal sporting activities, both indoor and outdoor?

What people had to say about leisure and recreation in Ruddington*

  • A swimming pool was mooted in the 1970's. Where is it
  • Better facilities for young children of 11-18 yrs as this seems non-exsistant.
  • The country park is a major asset.
  • I like Ruddington how it is
  • The young & teenagers need more facilities. The village green is lovely but under used green space. make it more conclusive for sitting, relaxing, chatting meeting place.
  • Would it be possible to create tennis courts on one of Ruddington's open spaces.
  • Lots for kids, unsure about teenagers.
  • While I could say that everything is of equal importance, we have excellent sporting facilities and arts and culture in Nottingham, a short bus ride away. We can't have everything outside our front doors so if something has to give then I would say these things are of marginally less importance to the village itself. In the village, community facilities and green spaces for families are marginally more important.
  • tennis court plus 5 a side football area required on elms park.
  • I do feel this is a difficult survey because the temptation is to answer 'high priority' to almost everything, but that will surely result in results with little use. Here I have tried to prioritise a little. We'd all like to see a youth centre but we need to focus on things which are urgent and/or higher priority - this survey is going to get everyone to agree that everything is a good idea and will allow a select few to decide what to focus on (sounds somewhat like the system at Westminster) ....
  • A swimming pool would be well used in the village
  • New community centre required and RBC / NCC should consider giving contributions towards this.
  • We must protect Elms Park for football and cricket. Ruddington has no 4g floodlit football pitches but it has 21 football teams. Why are we not investing and bidding for FA money to have this. Elms Park could easily House this. Areas much smaller than Ruddington has such facilities.
  • A leisure centre in the village would be an excellent idea.
  • I would like tennis courts somewhere in the village
  • Provision for clubs for young people in a community centre that isn't attached to the Churches and other organisations is desperately needed. Services that teens are having to travel into the city centre for could be and should be available locally.
  • Maintaining Seller Fields for local football matches and fun fairs and the occasional circus --all part of the village living characteristics --this is what I love about being in a village not a town !
  • Cycle trails; boules.
  • I think we are well served but more information needs to be shown on a permanent basis as to where and when activities take place. I also think the hire fees at the hall in the village are high. Again when I travel I have noticed halls being offered for a minimal sum for the whole day. It would be desirable to have leisure centre facilities within the village and a pool as does Cotgrave, Keyworh, East Leake, taking into account our rates but in this economic climate this may be wishful thinking.
  • Leisure facilities are distributed across the village which is good, but the upkeep of multiple buildings doesn't seem efficient, some rationalisation should be a long term aim.
  • We should look at how we can generate revenue for the parish council and provide services that our community want I.e. Outdoor cinema, beer festival (Ruddfest needs to be reviewed as a ticketed festival in an enclosed space would work better)
  • We could do with a gym again in the village, which has equipment and classes both daytime and evening so everyone can access it. How about haveing regular events for older folk like tea dances and classic movies? Kids would love the opportunity to watch films too and need a safe space to hang out. It would be good to open up the Youth Centre again, perhaps with organised activities, volunteer homework helpers, etc.
  • Why is there no tennis courts in ruddington? Was expecting one when Elms Park improved?
  • Better community facilities required to suit the more modern era. More community involvement required as er are losing volunteers re our aging population.
  • Aspirational requests e.g a swimmin pool have to be balanced with practicality. We can now access the new pool at the Rushcliffe Arena via our excellent bus route.
  • There are ample places currently available for outside recreation and some availability for inside activities. Further opportunities are available in nearby Towns. There is no need for further development.
  • These services ensure that the village has its own identy, and is not just a housing area of greater Nottingham.
  • New community centre required to service all age groups.
  • A gym back in ruddington which isnt a crossfit one would be good. We don't need the heritage centre any more. So much space which could be used, while keeping the train system going there.
  • A sports club and tennis courts etc would work based on the amount of houses on the way!
  • Ruddington seems to have lost almost all 'community' activity - it struggling to drag people / interest beyond the coffee shops. Community facilities / venues verge on being poor, with recent Parish Council activities appearing set on reducing this further. Linking development to new facilities could provide an answer as well as establishing just what community venues are available where.
  • Please could the building on the green be used for village activities eg dance lessons, brownies etc
  • Facilities are not respected. My fence on to Carter Playing Fields has now been broken down 5 times - this last time by the football coach in front ot the young players. I no longer feel safe in my house.
  • More opportunities for activities ie tennis court
  • Increasing levels in obesity in young people mean these areas will be vital to addressing this problem
  • Anything and everything to keep all ages of the community happy and healthy should be maintained.
  • Already very good
  • new community centre required
  • The rushcliffe park is a major attraction we should maintian it and the jubilee fields as a priority
  • Ruddington is very lucky with the close proximity of Rushcliffe Country Park. This should be well maintained and kept. I'm sure this will.
  • There is none no youth club nothing for kids to do
  • Ruddington ought to have more youth recreation space, like the building on The Green, as well as more clubs and activities dedicated to sports and arts.
  • Need to improve use and quality of Village green spaces. Rushcliffe Country Park provides excellent facilities for outdoor activities. Indoor spaces could be better used for indoor sports.
  • More leisure facilities would be good, e.g. tennis courts.
  • The Rushcliffe Country park is a special facility that we are very fortunate to have in the village, and all efforts should be made in conjunction with the Borough Council to ensure that it continues to develop and provide for the health and well-being of local people. Transport links to recreation and leisure facilities within the borough and in the city are more important than trying to squeeze in more such facilities into the village itself.
  • Would be lovely to get the community building on the green back in use for the children of the village.
  • All absolutely necessary for wellbeing and general fitness of the residents
  • If there's a growth in population here, there will be greater need for extending the range of recreational facilities. Tennis? More space for cricket?
  • See previous comments about youth centres
  • All above are vital for health & well being. Each category will have appeal to some, but not all.
  • The community needs a new gym/sports facility. Since the closure of the gym on the Green, there has been little to replace it.
  • Encourage casual participation activities
  • The village has excellent facilities already - need retention and support. Pleased to see the library is being maintained.
  • A swimming pool and gym would be great
  • Keeping the allotment spaces gives a combination of physical, intellectual and creative leisure
  • Youth services need to be brought back.
  • We must not let Sellors recreation field go, this is part of our village.
  • I would like to have some tennis courts
  • We need a youth club back to the village - the younger generation have no where to other than ‘hang around’ the village or parks
  • Current facilities in Ruddington are superb, especially for young children. Please keep these.
  • There must be provision for young people/teenagers in the village.
  • A new up to date village hall would greatly add to the amenities in the village
  • Rushcliffe Country Park is a massive asset and I would support the long-term preservation of this facility.
  • Would love to see a local gym!
  • No more housing without additional leisure facilities
  • With new houses taking priority over greenbelt land it is important to retain the feeling of space and not end up feeling hemmed/penned in by close together, packed-in, 3 storey buildings.
  • Facilites with fitness classes would be good
  • Local opportunitues for leisure snd sport are essential to building social networks for children and adults. This sustains communities, reduces social isolation, as well as the more obvious benefits to physical health and well being .
  • Good for quality of life
  • Create more areas in the Countryside park for sporting activities and for seating throughout the whole park
  • There’s NOTHING for teenagers/young adults. The lack of a youth club has been a let down. We cater well for our young residents up to the age of 9/10 and then there’s nothing in the village
  • The Country Park is extremely successful and a great asset to the village. It is a usable green space, which is well maintained. The sports areas are also useful, but the emphasis on football needs to diversification. We need to encourage all our young people to get out and get fit. Organised sporting activities are more likely to have an impact and surely school areas, such as St Peter's School could be used to provide subsidized additional use by professional bodies.
  • More green spaces. You can never have enough green spaces.
  • Upgrade existing facilities.
  • Ruddington should maintain its existing leisure spaces and facilities. Any increases in the size of the village should be matched by an increase in these facilities. All age groups should be catered for - there is no point in having play areas for pre-teens and having nothing for teens for example (Ruddington is lucky to have parks with a variety of equipment)
  • I think it is criminal that the youth centre (former body centre) stand vacant yet there is an organisation willing to take it on and provide for the village. I was devastated at the loss of the body centre. I loved going there and I feel that building is central to both youth services and services for the young and elderly. What a waste of a building letting it sit vacant
  • The youth centre on the green could be turned into a leisure centre, the village is lacking one.
  • "
  • For this and all other sections of the form, I think that response should be around promoting well being Five ways to mental wellbeing - GOV.UK https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/five-ways-to-mental-wellbeing This document, produced by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) on behalf of Foresight, sets out 5 actions to improve personal wellbeing: • Connect – maintain spaces for people to connect, the Green, St Peters rooms, places to eat • Be active – maintain a range of options to make it easy for people to be active, allotments, areas with low traffic to enable children to walk to school and vulnerable groups to be able to walk for example safe crossing points • Take notice – gardens and green spaces, allotments to allow people to connect with the world around them, preserve trees • Keep learning – Community spaces. Consider building community spaces i.e. buildings for people to rent, for classes etc. Also communal outdoor places • Give – again about spaces for people to connect – space planning for voluntary sector activities.
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  • new 3g pitch on Jubilee field, new community centre
  • I think that the village is fantastic for families, young professionals and the elder generation but I do feel we are perhaps failing teenagers and could benefit from providing them more to do than loitering on the Green or smoking weed in the children's parks.
  • 3g pitch on jubilee field, more play area's on new developments managed by developers, new community centre
  • As mentioned before we have lots of green spaces to encourage informal exercise but considering how big a village we are, it is very disappointing not to have any facilities large enough for certain indoor sports eg badminton. Disappointing too that we have no tennis courts. In the light of growing obesity, as a community we need to encourage exercise as much as possible, and to make it easy for everyone to access. I wonder whether the facilities of the Youth and Community Centre on the Green could be better used?
  • new modern community facilities required to cater for all age groups
  • Art and culture could help keep the community together.
  • Make better use of the opportunity the Country Park gives us.
  • We need a modern, safe, environmentally friendly community building.
  • better modern community facilities for all age groups.
  • The youth centre in the green is standing empty. Crowd funding could help resort etc
  • I would like to see the provision of more sports facilities e.g tennis courts in the village. Could these be built at the school sites and made available for use by the public out of school hours?
  • Tennis courts would be nice 🙂
  • The lack of a sports centre in Rudd unlike nearby villages, is because the "planners" think its very convenient for West Bridgford. Facilities - not true for all
  • Encourage more older folk to use the weekly bus service into the village
  • Do we need a new village hall when when it would seem existing facilities are under used and the old youth club is empty
  • I would like to see more for young people in the evenings - there doesn't seem to be much provision for this
  • Ruddington would massively benefit from a leisure centre, swimming pool and gym with an activities area too. My closest pool is Cliffton or Keyworth. For the size of the village, we should have this facility here by now
  • We are blessed with the Country Park and the Framework Museum and they and their environs should be treasured.
  • more recreational activities/clubs/gym for teenagers to stop antisocial behaviours. There is nothing for this age group.
  • If we look at this it needs to cater for everyone and not just old people who are available between 10am - 4pm - most of us now work and need early doors or evenings to be accommodated. For instance some of the craft groups are aimed at people who obviously don’t work which means a lot of people cannot join in as working.
  • more modern community facilities.
  • The concerts in the Church are a good step forward.
  • More events could be arranged to encourage use of these areas. It never ceases to amaze me how unaware residents are of places such as the country park!
  • better community facilities required to meet modern era.
  • better community facilities for the modern age
  • Could we have a badminton court or two
  • Fortunately Sellars field has been saved (for how long?) children need local areas to play outdoors. Play Parks & green open spaces should be a huge priority
  • Youth provision is severely lacking after the farce that happened with the Yourh Centre. Parish Councillors interfering due to conflicting (looking after own) interests is not acceptable. Leaving sites abandoned because Parish Council won’t do anything is unacceptable. Leaving our young people without any facilities meaning the need to leave the village is not acceptable. So many local businesses providing leisure / fitness activities have to do these outside of the village due to lack of sites/facilities.
  • new facilities required.
  • a new community centre is required
  • modern community facilities required, existing facilities are beyond sell by date and would be to expensive to renovate.
  • Ruddington provides lots of leisure and recreation for young families and I would say the over 55s which is fantastic but some more focus on activities for older children I would say 9 years plus and teenagers is limited not all children enjoy sports such as Football, Cricket or Dance Groups if it is something they are not into there is very little choice in activities/events for them. If there are alternatives in Ruddington then I certainly am not aware of them due to lack of advertising these events/activities around the village
  • Ruddington badly needs a new community facility, central to the village.
  • Against designed in places to make it a priority to keep the status quo with housing.
  • I understand Rudd is the same size as East Leake/Keyworth etc but we do not have anywhere near the facilities they do eg leisure centre, tennis courts etc. If things were provided in Rudd then maybe it would keep people and money in Rudd. Eg...go to the Arena for swimming then go to Asda as you are there vs going to co op etc in the village
  • I believe retention of the current provision is needed, no further development needed here

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*All comments reproduced verbatim from survey responses