A new action group has been formed to serve the residents of ‘Middle Cowley’.

The new group was put together following concerns raised by residents in St Luke’s Road about a proposed development of 150 student bedsits and a new Conservative Club in Between Towns Road.

The application has now been withdrawn, but it prompted residents to get together to form Middle Cowley Residents Action Group.

The plan proposed redeveloping the Conservative club, with a new club building alongside a student development with 152 bike spaces but only four visitor and two club member car parking spaces. That raised fears of overspill parking swamping surrounding streets.

Residents raised the issue at the Cowley Area Forum in July but decided to organise their own action group to tackle local concerns.

They met for the first time on July 26 and are planning to meet again in September to elect a committee.

It is planned for the group to tackle issues affecting the quality of life in the area, such as new developments, parking, traffic and noise.

The group is aimed at people living in the area bound by Garsington Road, Between Towns Road, Barns Road and Oxford Business Park South.

To join the group, raise an issue or find out more about what is planned, email mcrag11@gmail.com