A planning application (16/03123/0UT) has recently been submitted for 175 houses off Asher Lane. This follows the application in 2015 for 250 houses which was withdrawn. The Parish Council held a public meeting on 24th January to consider its response and agreed to object. Over 100 people attended and no-one spoke in favour of the proposed plans.
In summary, the Parish Council’s objection is:
- This land is Green Belt and there have been no good reasons put forward why there is a need to build on this Green Belt land.
- The proposals will increase traffic significantly throughout Ruddington and on the already busy A60 Loughborough Road.
- There will be particular problems on Asher Lane from the top of Musters Road to Distillery Street and in the centre of Ruddington. There are already real problems with parking and driving in this area and a new housing estate off Asher Lane will make these much worse.
- The proposal to ‘signalise the High Street/ Kirk Lane / Charles Street crossroads Junction’ would have a negative impact on this commercial and residential area of the village centre.
The deadline for comments/objections is the first few days of February, but the Borough Council will probably be accepting objections after the official date. If you want to object, please visit https://planningon-line.rushcliffe.gov.uk/onlineapplications/. You can put in the application number to view the application details.