DUNFERMLINE MSP Cara Hilton has called for a final, conclusive solution to the traffic problems at Sandpiper Driver, next to the Amazon warehouse.

Ever since the opening of the warehouse in 2011, families have complained about large numbers of lorries and other HGVs driving along and parking in the residential Sandpiper Drive.

A temporary lorry park near Crossgates was opened for the run-up to Christmas but Ms Hilton claimed one constituent reports that around 6,000 vehicles are travelling down this formerly quiet residential street every single day.

She has now written to both Fife Council and Amazon calling for these organisations to take responsibility for the distress caused to her constituents.

Ms Hilton said: “The opening of a new Amazon distribution centre in my constituency was obviously fantastic news, bringing with it hundreds of new jobs to the area.

“However, the benefit it provides to the community does not allow it to show contempt for the number of very distressed residents who have seen their homes become louder and busier.

“It may be too much to hope for that a company which routinely seeks to minimise its tax bill, employs vast numbers of agency workers and does not pay its staff the living wage would respect the peace of its neighbours but I would at least expect Fife Council to investigate the use of double yellow lines along the full length of Sandpiper Drive to punish lorry drivers parking in the street.

“Investment from a large global company should be a cause for celebration for any community but for these residents it has brought nothing but distress.”