Our first campaign began at the end of July 2016 when we became aware that an outline planning application had been submitted to OMBC in September 2015.

The application was to build approx 125 houses on Cowlishaw protected land . This sparked anger and outrage amongst residents and soon after Keep Cowlishaw Green was formed and an appeal was made to the local community to help us in our campaign to oppose this proposal.

With support from our Local councillors,the Parish Council and local media coverage we managed to spread the word and support for our campaign began to grow.

At the time the application was withdrawn at the beginning of September 2016 we had managed to muster almost 400 objections. We think that this was a significant achievement given the limited time that we had.

How it all unfolded