Parking restrictions are set to be introduced on a layby in Cryers Hill following a raft of complaints of “inappropriate” parking in the area.

The strip, which lies by the side of Cryers Hill Road in Hughenden Valley, is commonly used by parents when dropping off and picking up their children from the nearby Great Kingshill C of E Combined School.

However it has also been used to park HGVs, sparking outrage among parents on the school-run who struggle to find a parking space.

The turf war prompted Hughenden Parish Council to call for restrictions to be introduced in the area, in order to prevent larger vehicles to park on the layby. 

Following extensive investigations and public consultations, Transport for Bucks confirmed pay-and-display parking will be introduced on the strip between 10am and 2pm on Monday to Friday.

A weight limit of 7.5 tonnes is also set to be enforced, and clearways will be introduced to the south of the layby in order to prevent people from parking on verges.

Transport for Bucks spokesman, Florence Matthews, said: “Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) were asked to review parking in the layby on Cryers Hill Road near the Great Kingshill Combined School by Hughenden Parish Council due to long standing issues surrounding inappropriate parking in the layby.

“The parish council requested that TfB improve the availability of parking amenities for the dropping off and picking up of students of the school, and at other times.

“The proposals recommended were considered the most appropriate way to address parking issues whilst allowing for use of the layby during school drop off, pick up times and evening hours.”

A total of 75 per cent of the 66 people who responded to the public consultation backed plans to introduce pay-and-display restrictions, while some feared the 50p an hour charge would not deter people from parking on the strip.

Members of the public also raised concerns parking would be displaced to other roads in the area.