MOTORISTS will be slowed down around the new Dunfermline Learning Campus.

Members of the City of Dunfermline area committee approved plans for 20mph speed limit on remaining roads in the vicinity of the facility, which will accommodate St Columba's and Woodmill high schools and Fife College.

There will also be no waiting at any time – double yellow lines – parking prohibitions on Old Muirhouse Road, Bracken Road and Sandpiper Drive.

A report to councillors explained: "In line with the Scottish Government’s strategy for 20mph on all appropriate roads, Calaiswood Crescent, Old Muirhouse Road and Bracken Road meet the criteria, being within 100m walking distance of a learning facility.

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"It is also proposed to provide a 'No Waiting At Any Time' (double yellow line) prohibition the full length of Old Muirhouse Road and its junction with Bracken Road to ensure the free flow of traffic at all times past the school buildings.

"This road will be a bus route and sufficient parking for the school and college buildings is provided in adjacent car parks."

Dunfermline Press: The Dunfermline Learning CampusThe Dunfermline Learning Campus (Image: Fife Council)

Councillor Derek Glen welcomed the measures however asked if discussions had taken place about parked-up lorries on Sandpiper Drive which he said had been "a thorn in people's sides" for a long time.

Lesley Craig, from Fife Council's traffic management service, confirmed this had been looked at.

"There will still be parking further up Sandpiper Drive after the roundabout of Old Muirhouse Road," she said.

"We have been working with the police, with the Dunfermline Learning Campus developers etc and we are going to be putting in a parking bay on the east side of Sandpiper Drive.

"The road is wide enough for three lanes of traffic so we will be doing that at the same time."