SOUTH Western Railway are no longer looking to build a car park in Micheldever Station.

The company had plans to buy the land behind New Road to accommodate 150 new spaces, but now the landowner has withdrawn from negotiations.

A spokesperson said concerns had also been raised by stakeholders, residents and Steve Brine.

They added: "Following the owner of a prospective site withdrawing from negotiations, we are now looking at other locations across our network where additional car park capacity is needed."

Local residents had formed an action group to fight the proposals, telling the company it would "face backlash" if taken any further.

At the time, New Road resident Ruth Wardell told the Chronicle: "That greenspace has been allotments and an area for the children to play for around 100 years.

“There’s huge biodiversity there, and it just doesn’t make sense to destroy the environment for something that seems unnecessary.

“I’m convinced they have no real data to show that we need another car park, because there’s never been anywhere near 150 cars needing to park at the train station.”