On 26th September 2017, Ruddington Parish Council unanimously voted to start work on a Neighbourhood Plan. This is a separate project from, and with different aims to, the Village Plan. The Neighbourhood Plan was adopted on 23 July 2021.
Neighbourhood Plans were introduced by the Localism Act 2011. They empower communities to shape the development and growth of a local area. Once adopted, they become part of the Development Plan, and contribute to planning application decisions in that area as well as protecting green spaces.
A Neighbourhood Plan cannot block development that is already part of the Local Plan that’s put in place by Rushcliffe Borough Council. But it can shape where that development will go and what it will look like.
If you’d like to find out more, please contact the Parish Council office.