Cllr Judith Cochrane said: “This is good news for people living in the area. This was a very controversial plan and I am glad the plans have been cancelled.
“I don’t see how anyone could agree with important green spaces being built over. We need to keep an environmental balance in the area and I am pleased that people power has won the battle.
“This withdrawal just goes to show you that if you shout loud enough in a constructive way you can deliver the right result.”