A set of parking spaces will be "urgently removed", a council leader has confirmed.

Three Rivers District Council leader Cllr Sara Bedford says a row of spaces which appeared in Station Road, Kings Langley, in the summer, will be going.

When they were first painted, residents in their dozens hit out at the scheme, with one describing it as a "ludicrous" idea.

It was because drivers felt the spaces would interfere with traffic flow at the traffic lights further up, while others claimed lorries would struggle to turn out of a nearby yard.

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The council were responsible for putting the new spaces in - although it had been designed and modelled by two firms of traffic specialists and given the all clear by the county council and the police.

The council confirmed yesterday the spaces had been painted correctly, in line with the original plans.

Now, Cllr Bedford has said: "As far as I am concerned these bays should not be here. We will be taking urgent action to remove the bays."

The spaces were free to park in to anyone outside the hours of 9am-5pm Mondays to Fridays, which was just for permit holders during the restricted hours.

Anyone would have been entitled to buy a permit to park in the spaces.