This morning (Thursday 24th May) I was dismayed to read the decision by Planning Inspector, Nick Fagan, into the appeal against Rushcliffe Borough Council’s refusal to grant planning permission for 175 new houses at Asher Lane, Ruddington.
Ruddington Parish Council has consistently opposed this development, reflecting the views expressed by residents and business owners in public meetings and online, and is very disappointed that the appeal has been allowed and that development will take place.
Ruddington Parish Council maintains that the building of 175 houses off Asher Lane, with the extra vehicles that this will inevitably bring, will place an enormous burden on our narrow roads.
Asher Lane is unable to cope with existing traffic levels and this decision will exacerbate that situation. The installation of traffic lights in our historic conservation area at the High Street, Kirk Lane and Charles Street junction will have a serious, detrimental visual impact of our village centre and will have an adverse impact on trade for our shops due to the loss of parking.
Councillor Paul Reedman