Woodside, the red-brick colonial house standing above Quarry Bay, has been saved from demolition. The Government has decided to spare the site from a massive housing development. The Town Planning Board said yesterday that the residential site on Mount Parker Road had been rezoned to preserve woodlands and the red-brick Woodside, which was built in 1917 for the families of two middle managers of trading house Butterfield & Swire which ran the Taikoo sugar refinery and dockyard. The decision came after Quarry Bay residents and present tenants of the two-storey house, the Institute of Cultural Affairs, launched a series of campaigns to save the house and the surrounding woodland. The land was zoned in 1981 for a 1,880-flat development consisting of five blocks, a primary school and possibly two secondary schools. 'In considering the rezoning request, the [Metro Planning Committee] has struck a careful balance between various matters including housing and education needs, and the need to preserve the environment and the historical building,' a spokesman said.