Community concerns about a busy road in the Spateston area of Johnstone are set to be heard by Renfrewshire Council.

The local authority has agreed to carry out a review on traffic problems which have affected Hallhill Road for some time.

It comes as Councillor Iain McMillan, Labour group leader, said the council needed to move away from “piecemeal reactions” and find a more comprehensive solution for the area.

The veteran Johnstone South and Elderslie rep said the proximity of Spateston Early Learning and Childcare Centre, St Anthony’s and Fordbank primary schools, new housing and the shops has contributed to a build-up of vehicles.

Councillor McMillan said: “If you add that all in, you realise it’s a bit of a problem.”

He acknowledged officers have visited Spateston a number of times and welcomed work to paint the car park next to the pub, which he said has helped.

However, he believes a review would prove beneficial in getting to the root of the issue.

Councillor McMillan added: “The council has been out several times and those lines painted in the car park next to the pub were very welcome. That’s helped, that’s probably encouraged people to park there.

“But I am concerned. It can be really busy at peak times – 8.45am until just after 9am then once it gets to 3pm it’s pretty chaotic as well.

“There’s obviously people going to work, going to the shops or along the road to Johnstone High School, so it’s a perfect storm.

“Instead of piecemeal reactions, we need to take a back step and say, let’s review this, see what the real problem is and what we can do about it.”

A council spokesperson said: “We are working with local councillors on the traffic issues reported on Hallhill Road and will carry out a review, which will involve the local community.”