PLANS to install long-awaited road safety measures next to Renfrew High School have been revealed.

Renfrewshire Council has included traffic-calming chicanes, pedestrian crossings and formalised parking areas in pre-consultation proposals for Haining Road.

It is hoped the move will address issues raised by residents over speeding and inconsiderate parking, with the public due to be consulted on the plans in the coming weeks.

Councillors John Shaw and Jane Strang, who represent the area, have been pushing for safety measures around the school for the past couple of years.

Councillor Strang said the proposals are long overdue and has urged people to make their voices heard through the consultation.

“With Renfrew High School nearby, measures to improve safety and have dedicated pedestrian crossings in place are long overdue,” she added.

“This is a step in the right direction and I’ll be studying the plans to see that they will finally deliver a solution.”

The proposals show footway build-outs would be installed right outside the school, as well as at the Sandy Park end of Haining Road.

There are also specific locations drawn up for pedestrian crossings, with the aim of making the area safer for pupils making their way in and out of school.

Councillor Shaw said he had not only been approached by residents about their concerns but also by Renfrew High headteacher Billy Burke.

He added: “I was pleased to see pre-consultation plans released for possible road safety improvements on Haining Road.

“This is something I have been pushing for after speaking to residents and the headteacher at Renfrew High about their concerns.

“These measures providing pedestrian crossing locations, traffic calming chicanes and formalised parking areas should hopefully cut down on some of the safety issues with speed and inconsiderate parking we see at times on the road and should go out for public consultation in the near future.”

Councillor Iain Nicolson, leader of Renfrewshire Council, said: “I was pleased to see the proposed safety improvements for Haining Road.

“These improvements are the latest in several local projects where SNP councillors have led the way in acting on constituents’ concerns.”