Councillors have given the go-ahead for a traffic order to stop nuisance parkers in Aberdeenshire.
The latest Formartine Area Committee meeting saw councillors sign off on the plans to curb rogue parking across the area.
A number of restrictions and “no waiting” signs will be put in place covering Ellon, Newburgh, Pitmedden, Tarves and Oldmeldrum.
Included in the new restrictions are Provost Davidson Drive in Ellon, Urquhart Road in Oldmeldrum and Bronie Crescent in Pitmedden.
In a report to councillors it was stated that vehicles outside schools including Meldrum were a big concern.
Aberdeenshire Council officer Kate Sparrow said: “A high volume of vehicles have been parking in areas during peak school times and it is restricting vehicle and pedestrian movements.”
Some of the restrictions proposed will turn temporary measures permanent.
She added: “Previously concerns have been raised by local residents about indiscriminate parking by parents and visitors to Pitmedden Primary School.
“Parking on both sides of the road at the junction is obstructing both pedestrian movements and causing issues with vehicle movements at the junction of Bronie Crescent and the B9000, Oldmeldrum Road.
“A temporary ‘at any time’ waiting restrictions was approved but has expired.”
The councillors were unanimous in their decision to back the South Formartine Traffic Management order.
Mid Formartine councillor Allan Hendry lambasted rogue parkers and called for them to be prosecuted rather than educated.
He said: “Parents park outside schools with no thought to the local residents.
“Some of the measures already put in place are simply being ignored and they need to be enforced.”
Ellon and District Cllr Isobel Davidson agreed with her colleague that the new measure were needed.
She said: “Parking is a huge problem and it is about enforcement.
“It is ridiculous that we need to get police to sort people who are parking illegally when they could be a better use of police time.”