DOUBLE yellow lines may soon appear outside a city school, following residents' complaints about the number of cars parking in the area.

Green Party county councillor Matthew Jenkins wants to see the lines painted along Drovers Way in a bid to make the road safer.

Samantha Roach, principal of Tudor Grange Academy Worcester, has backed the proposal as a 'practical solution' to cars parking on the road.

Locals say the parked vehicles restrict visibility for drivers and turn the road into a one-way street.

Cllr Jenkins said: "It will make it safer for residents and children, it might possibly annoy a few parents who drop off [pupils] at school.

"But it's a high school not a primary. I think 12, 13, 14-year-olds can walk a few yards."

Mr Jenkins added that he has worked with police and council officers to form his proposal, which will go out for consultation in the near future.

City councillor Neil Laurenson, also of the Green Party, welcomed the plans.

He said: "I think too many parents are driving to school. People need to be encouraged to walk and cycle.

"At some point people will have to leave their cars at home. What's Worcester going to be in five or 10 years' time? The one thing that keeps coming up is traffic."

He added that one resident had complained to him about a crash outside their home in Drovers Way.

They told him that a driver, believed to be a pupil or a parent, had hit a parked car around six months ago.

Cllr Gareth Jones, who also covers St Stephens, described the current situation outside the school as a 'recipe for disaster'.

He added that cars had only started parking on Drovers Way, near the junction with Southdown Road, in the last year.

Mrs Roach said: “Having double yellow lines along Drovers Way is a practical solution and I would fully support the application.

“I regularly contact parents to be mindful of our neighbours when on the school run; not to bring their cars onto the academy site, and not to park on the pedestrian crossing nor the area covered by the zig-zag lines.

“We encourage students to travel to and from the academy by bike and on foot. 95 per cent of our students live within a 1.5 mile radius. I am optimistic that when the plans go out for consultation they are received positively.”