Proposals to introduce new parking bays along a high street have been agreed.

Hale End and Highams Park ward councillor’s submitted plans for three extra bays to Waltham Forest Council's highways team earlier this year.

The proposed area in Hale End Road, Highams Park, is currently fitted with double yellow lines and one bay is used as a taxi rank.

A formal notice will now be submitted to Transport for London (TfL) for it to be signed off within 28 days.

Issues regarding the lack of parking along the high street were recently highlighted by residents at a public meeting involving the takeover of The Regal by Highams Park-based Total Security Services.

Cllr Darshan Sunger said: "We are happy the officers at the council have listened to what the residents want.

"I am delighted that double yellow parking lines are being removed for new parking spaces which will allow more people to shop locally."

The additional three spaces will include 15 minutes free parking and no restrictions before 10am and after 4pm on Monday to Saturday.