PLANS to chop down more than two dozen trees from a woodland area in Gourock have been approved by Inverclyde Council.

Twenty eight trees located on land near Glen Avenue are set for the axe after planning officials signed off on cutback proposals.  

The move comes amid ongoing nationwide concerns about the spread of ash dieback, a disease which can cause trees to die off.

Ash trees affected by the fungus are often cut down in the interests of public safety.