A GLASGOW estate agent has said he has full permission to park vehicles outside his Byres Road shop after locals complained his 'mini car park' has effectively eroded a pedestrian footpath.

Residents took to Twitter to take a pop at Clyde Property for parking branded vehicles outtside the shop on Havelock Street.

The area has been newly tarred by the council including the pavement and locals claim the move flouts parking regulations. 

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One local claimed he was advised by a parking attendant that it was a "police matter."

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One local resident said: "I think Clyde’s stance is that they own the property immediately outside their shop but they have no right to drive back and forth over busy Byres Road footpath through pedestrians to access it.

"If every shop on a Byres Road street corner started to park on the big space outside..."

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Clyde Property owner Gary Thomson said staff would be "reprimanded" for blocking pedestrian access on the street.

He said: "We have permission to park there, we own the space, we only ever park four vehicles there. If I thought it was impeding the pedestrian footpath, I'd take action.

"There used to be a garden there and I took it away and the council have recently tarred over it.

"I employ 28 people in the West End, I'm working hard to sustain a business in difficult economic times.

"We use the space for our Fiat 500s which are used by our letting agents. I'm looking to change all the vehicles to electric next year and install a charging point there."

The Evening Times has contacted Glasgow City Council for comment.