"NO parking" signs are to be put up next to a bus stop to warn residents not to leave their cars there.

The decision to erect the signs at the stop in Blackburn Road, Egerton, was made by Cllr Nick Peel, executive member for highways.

He said: "Bus stops don't, as a rule, have parking restrictions on them unless they are on a main road.

"This has come to a head in recent years, resulting in the Disability Discrimination Act, where local councils have to standardise pavements at bus stops, either by lowering or raising them.

"It is a totally pointless act if disabled people, or people pushing a pram, cannot access the bus using the lowered or raised pavements because a car is parked there."

A neighbour, who previously used to park his car at the the bus stop, objected to plans to erect the signs, saying fewer parking spaces would devalue nearby property.

Cllr Norman Critchley, who represents the Bromley Cross ward, which includes Egerton, said that it was thought that there was adequate parking elsewhere.

He said: "If we are going to encourage people to use the buses we have got to provide bus platforms."