LOCHGELLY residents are set to lose some parking spaces to accommodate school buses.

Local councillors approved the restrictions at last Wednesday's Cowdenbeath Area Committee.

Officers had brought forward the recommendations which will now see double-yellow lines at the Grainger Street junction with Hall Street.

As previously reported to the Times, Lochgelly South Primary School is temporarily closing after the 2022/23 school year, with pupils decanted to St. Kenneth's RC Primary School in Ballingry.

School buses will use a route collecting children on Melville Street and travelling along Minto Street, Russell Street, Melville Street, Hall Street and Grainger Street.

A report to the committee said: “The school transport team has reviewed the intended school bus route and conducted test runs using buses and have identified the Grainger Street/Hall Street junction as a location where parked vehicles will obstruct the school bus."

The report added: "This modest proposal will help to keep this junction free of parked vehicles to allow the school buses to complete this route."

Labour councillor Linda Erskine said the restrictions were "inevitable" but expressed some concerns about people living in the area. 

Residents can expect to see short sections of yellow lines around the junction area in the near future.