A GOUROCK councillor hopes that a bid to create a new car park on a disused red blaes pitch will get the green light.

If it gets the go-ahead the former football park across from St Ninian's Primary in Drumshantie Road will be able to accommodate a total of 160 cars.

Councillor Lynne Quinn said she managed to secure funding in the council budget to put the space to better use following

She said: "I have received complaints from residents on George Road and at the top of Drumshantie Road about the congestion and people parking on the street.

"Some people can't park outside their houses at night.

"There have also been reports of people parking on double yellow lines at Stevens Place."

Traffic congestion is worse when the school finishes and at night when people use the pitches in Gourock Park.

Councillor Quinn said: "The road is busy at 3pm when St Ninian's comes out and if there is a car park parents can just park in there."

The council-owned pitch can't be designated at the moment because of pot holes and the damage its condition could cause cars.

Councillor Quinn also hopes that extra parking will mean more people will use the upper end of Gourock Park.

Cllr Quinn said: "It is up for consideration by planning and the recommendation by officials is that it should go ahead."

A decision on the application is expected soon and it is understood that it could be decided by officials under delegated powers.