AN 11-year-old girl who battled to save her local park revealed her delight after finding out the campaign was successful.
Jasmine Regan organised a petition as she took part in the fight to save Cherry Road Park from a housing development.
Now, One Vision Housing (OVH) has confirmed it has scrapped its proposal to build on the land.
Formby High schoolgirl Jasmine helped energise public opinion against the housing plans for the popular Woodvale park.
Writing in the Visiter earlier this year she said: “Parents want to see their children play and keep an eye on them, if the houses are built then they won’t be able to.”
In May, Jasmine and her mum Cath, of Sandbrook Road, managed to secure 96 signatures against the plans to build on the park.
Ainsdale councillors Terry Jones and Ted Hartill have now secured assurances from OVH that plans to build on Cherry Road Park are dead.
Delighted, Jasmine said: “I was so pleased to hear that the plans to build on Cherry Road Park have been stopped.
“If this green space belongs to OVH then why are they not taking on their responsibilities and improving it for the local children?”
And Jasmine’s wish for improvements may become reality as Cllrs Hartill and Jones have also won the support of OVH to upgrade the park.
Cllr Hartill said: “It is a success for retaining the community’s green space, this commitment will aim to protect the Green Belt at the appropriate time.”
An OVH spokesman said: “One Vision Housing is no longer proposing to develop this parcel of land for housing. We have contacted Councillor Hartill to offer our support for the plans to seek funding to upgrade the park and hope to be of assistance in some way.”