A town council has brushed off claims of "dangerous" parking on the outskirts of the city after concern was raised by nearby homeowners. 

A Sprowston couple raised the issue of parking in Colindeep Lane during a recent town council meeting. 

They spoke of cars being parked on the path at the bend in the road opposite the beauty salon at the Edwards Road end of the street. 

The comments from the couple - which were discussed during the meeting - state there have been "several near misses" at the bend as the view is restricted for pedestrians. 

The couple's letter to the council added: "The subject is cars parking on the path on a bend in Colindeep Lane.

"This leads to not being able to see pedestrians and cars coming around the bend while coming out of the driveway.

"Cars park all along this area making it impossible to see oncoming cars. They also park on the pavement which makes it very hard for prams."

The homeowners called for double yellow lines and 'no parking' signs to be installed on this bend.

But Sprowston Town Council dismissed claims there was an issue at the bend - although the authority agreed to monitor the situation and then revisit it. 

John Fisher, Conservative county councillor for Sprowston, said: "Interestingly it was debated and agreed that actually there was not an issue.

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"Yes, people should park in their driveways but the photos we received of cars on the pavement really prove nothing and there have been no other people raise issues." 

Homeowners claim wheelchair and pram users would have to walk into the road to pass parked cars. 

A staff member at the L V Beauty salon in Colindeep Lane said: "We are having renovations to our house so a few vans were parked there.

"But we make sure they park further down the road now. We only have one client at a time so there are no issues with customers."

The council meeting was also told Sprowston beat manager PC Graham Gill would be looking into issues of "poor parking outside school entrances" - although this was described as not being "an official priority".