FURTHER parking restrictions are to be placed on a city street in an effort to allay road safety concerns.

Members of the City of Dunfermline area committee have agreed a request to put double yellow lines on the west side of Phoenix Lane.

Similar restrictions were put in place on the other side of the road back in 2019 after local residents and businesses raised concerns about vehicles parking on the very narrow footway on the east side of the street and on the junction with Baldridgeburn.

A report to councillors said complaints have now been raised about vehicles parking on the west side of Phoenix Lane.

"Parking at the south end is opposite the access to the narrow private road of the small industrial estate." it explained. "This prevents larger vehicles from gaining access, which affects deliveries.

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"It was thought that the building's roller doors and fire door and accesses would prevent parking on the west side. However, the access and roller doors now appear to be unused and the little parking that was conceivably safe is being misused and overrun.

"Parked vehicles often cause vehicles to mount the east pavement to get along the road, which increases road safety risks for pedestrians, including children walking to school."

Dunfermline Central councillor Derek Glen was in support of the measure but wondered if they may cause issues elsewhere.

"I totally support the restriction on Phoenix Lane, it gets very busy," he said. "I am interested in the potential unintentional consequences of this.

"I have already had concerns raised by Golfdrum Tenants and Residents Association. They already use a number of parking spaces on Golfdrum Street. This seems liable to exacerbate that problem. Are there any measures that can alleviate that?"

Lesley Craig, lead consultant or Fife Council traffic management services, said they would look at any other issues should they arise.

"We can look at that at a later date," she said. "Golfdrum is a long street. We will see where they park and deal with it after that."