Long-running parking problems near a primary school could finally come to an end as a raft of new measures to tackle “inappropriate” parking were put forward by the county council.

People living in Cryers Hill Road have previously complained about lorries and cars parking in a 100-yard layby near Great Kingshill C of E School “long-term” and causing problems for residents and parents on the school run alike.

The parking area is commonly used by parents dropping off and picking up their children, but a number of heavy-goods vehicles have been using it instead – forcing drivers to stop on grass verges.

In a bid to tackle the problems, Bucks County Council and Hughenden Parish Council are working on new parking measures which will impose a weight limit of 7.5 tonnes and introduce pay and display parking charging 50p between 10am and 2pm in the layby.

Beyond the layby and opposite it, there will be no waiting and loading on the grass verges and a clearway restriction so drivers cannot stop or wait on the road.

The county council says the restrictions will “improve pedestrian safety in the vicinity of the school” and will “maintain turnover of parking for visitors… while preventing misuse by heavy goods vehicles.”

Great Kingshill C of E School head teacher, Joanne Garlick, has previously spoken out about the “dangerous” parking situation, saying: “This has been an ongoing issue for us for many years and until a suitable solution is found the situation will continue to be very dangerous for our pupils.

“We are very sympathetic to the plight of our local residents and our parents who have limited options available to them for parking and this is compounded when the layby is being used by business vehicles.”

The plans are currently out for consultation, with residents able to submit their views online.

A statement on the Bucks County Council website said: We have designed a scheme which we hope addresses all the concerns and allows for parking at appropriate times. Also, it is planned to introduce a clearway in the bus stop opposite Great Kingshill School which does not require consulting upon.

“This consultation is to give you the opportunity to have your say on the planned proposals. The results of this consultation will inform the decision making process and we will write to residents to inform them of the results and the decisions made.”

A spokesman for Hughenden Parish Council added: “Following complaints from residents in the area regarding traffic congestion and parking issues at peak school times, Hughenden Parish Council has worked closely with Cllr David Carroll and Transport for Bucks to produce a practical solution to improve pedestrian safety in the vicinity of the school, maintain turnover of parking for visitors using pay and display parking whilst preventing misuse by heavy goods vehicles.”