A concrete area adopted as a car park by nearby Perth residents is set to be removed after claims emerged that the space was being used “illegally”.

The small zone at Windsor Court will be scrapped by Sustrans and PKC in an attempt to alleviate congestion problems at school drop-off and pick-up times across the road from Inch View Primary School.

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But one neighbouring resident says they and their neighbours have parked their cars in the area for the past 10 months without issue, only to look out their kitchen window last week and find orange barriers encompassing the concrete patch and a notice slapped on their car windscreen.

The resident, who wished to remain anonymous, claims that without the area those who rely on it will struggle to find spaces on the adjoining Windsor Terrace, which is already fraught with parking and congestion problems.

A resident told the PA that many people will miss having access to the area at the foot of Craigie Place as it's hard to find parking nearby

The resident, who is also disabled, said: “The parking along Windsor Terrace is extremely limited and tight, as such this area to the front of Windsor Court is invaluable for residents.

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“At no point in the eight months that I have been here has anyone ever made me aware that this area is not actually for parking.

“I can find no record of any consultation with Windsor Court residents having spoken with neighbours and my lettings agents.

“Sustrans claim that people parking on this ground are illegally driving across the pavements from Glenearn Road and Windsor Terrace to access it - this is patently false.

“The only times I ever see this happening are when non-residents are using the area during drop-off/pick-up times for Inch View School.

“All residents using this area to park access it via Craigie Place, with no driving across pavements required.

“Sustrans raised concerns about double parking on Windsor Terrace.

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“While I acknowledge this is undoubtedly an issue, taking away an area of parking regularly used by around four to five cars is only going to make this worse - where else are we supposed to park?

“I find the lack of prior notice of these works and the use of a penalty charge notice envelope on my car absolutely unacceptable.”

Perth City South Ward councillor Willie Wilson, who recently supported the implementation of parking restrictions close to Inch View, said remedial work is necessary to alleviate pressure on the school run.

He said: “The background to this issue is clear.

“There is an urgent need to introduce enhanced road safety measures at the junction of Glenearn Road, Craigie Place and Windsor Terrace.

“The present situation is untenable, doing nothing is not an option.”

Cllr Wilson added: “Parking and driving are major problems at school arrival and departure times.

“I have discussed this with the head teacher, parent council, police, parking services and roads service. All are agreed action is required.

“Any new arrangements will need to take account of local residents access and parking requirements.

“Sustrans are currently carrying out extensive consultation and I am urging any one who wants to get in touch with them to do so as soon as possible.”