A new parking proposal which could ease congestion around Mossneuk Primary School was welcomed this week.
The proposal, put forward by depute chair of enterprise Councillor Graham Simpson, would see the car park area at Severn Road extended to an additional 20 parking spaces in time for the opening of the new-build primary in September, 2013.
Councillor Simpson said: “I mooted this a few years ago as I felt it offered an opportunity to give parents more space to park, and also ease the parking problems experienced by people living in Severn Road.
“It will also help on the occasions when Mossneuk Church gets busy because people will be able to use this extended car park rather than park in the street.”
The car park extension is on the site of the former Mossneuk Community Hall which was demolished a few years ago.
Construction is aimed to be completed by next summer ahead of the school opening.
Cllr Simpson added: “Now that the proposal has been accepted and the money found to do it, we will now move on to the detailed design stage and getting planning permission.
“This should be a win win for residents, parents and the businesses on Severn Road and ease what has been an issue in the area for as long as I can remember.”
EK West SNP Councillor David Watson backed the proposal saying: “Any improvement that improves pedestrian safety and traffic movement has to be welcomed.”