A number of trees in a Renfrew street are set to be protected by a preservation order.

A Tree Preparation Order is being prepared and put out for representations for 12 individual trees and a grouping of three trees located at Inchinnan Road.

The decision to proceed with the plans was approved at the latest meeting of Renfrewshire Council's planning and climate change board.

Councillor John Shaw, who represents Renfrew North and Braehead, put in the request for the Tree Preparation Order.

In a Facebook post, he wrote: "Three or four years ago, I had been asked if I would support the green space on the Kirklandneuk side of the fence being handed over to City Deal to allow a 4m wide cycle path to be run up there, this would have meant the loss of lots of the grassed area and trees and the path running very close to some properties, so it was an easy rejection for me.

"Following recent discussions again about a cycle route connecting the new bridge from Yoker and the Bascule Bridge, I was concerned that this might raise its ugly head again and wanted to ensure the trees were protected within the planning process. 

"Thankfully this risk has now been removed with a consultation exercise coming in the next few weeks/months to identify alternative routes."