Protestors have claimed victory after tree felling in the West End was brought to a halt.

Glasgow City Council have intervened to stop the cutting down trees on Otago Lane as part of a controversial housing development.

As reported previously by the Evening Times, police were called to the site on Tuesday as locals and business owners clashed over the destruction of the wild life.

Protestors were forced to leave the site before Glasgow City Council officials served developers with a Temporary Stop Notice.

The local authority has stated that the work is "detrimental to the visual and environmental amenity of Otago Lane" and that all activity must be stopped in order for the council to "investigate the matter".

Campaigners for the lane welcomed the move, saying: "A success, thanks to all who have supported the campaign.

"However, this is might well be a stay of execution."

They added: "Though overjoyed at the Council’s decision, residents and activists consider this temporary notice as a measured success. There was no time period given. The community fears the end of the saga will not come any time soon.

"There is no end period of this stop notice, and we understand it can last for only up to 28 days. Please stay tuned, the saga continues."

Queensberry Properties took possession of the site in 2018.

Glasgow City Council previously granted planning permission to developers to build 45 flats and four townhouses on the lane, which backs on to the River Kelvin at Hillhead, despite over 3,000 objections being submitted.

A Queensberry Properties’ spokesperson said: "I can confirm we are removing certain trees in preparation for concluding our site investigation.”