Dog owners turn out to show support for Save Poundfield campaign

James Harrison

James Harrison

Campaigners fighting to stop development on greenbelt land in Cookham have enlisted the help of man’s best friend to raise awareness of their cause.

About a dozen dog owners and their pooches were at the Poundfield site on Saturday to show their opposition to plans for the area.

One application, by Oakford Homes, has already been submitted to the Royal Borough, while another, by Berkeley Group, is expected to follow at some point in the coming months.

Organiser Jane Davey said: “What we’re trying to do is highlight all the different groups that use Poundfield as an amenity.

“It’s not just the people who live near it, it’s also about the people who use it

“There’s an accusation of nimbyism that can get thrown around, but it’s not about that, it’s about protecting this space for people to use.

“Dog walkers are up here all the time because it’s a really scenic cut through the village – right in the heart of Cookham there’s a safe space for them.”

Visit to find out more about the campaign.

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