NEIGHBOURS are delighted that an oak tree will not be cut down after councillors agreed to protect it.
Fareham Borough Council’s planning committee decided to place a preservation order on the oak at its meeting.
An application had been put in to fell the tree in Hook Lane, Warsash, as it was near a prefabricated outbuilding.
Despite officers recommending not to protect the tree, councillors disagreed.
Committee chairman Nick Walker said: ‘We felt it was a shame to lose it when there was no evidence it was disturbing the outbuilding.’
Neighbour Marie Grele said she was pleased that the tree would be preserved.
She said: ‘This tree can be seen from three roads in the village and is important to the environment.’