FED-UP residents have called for East Lothian Council to put a stop to large vehicles travelling up and down their street.

Construction traffic has been using Clerkington Road as a shortcut as these big vehicles make their way from Pencaitland Road to Haddington’s West Road.

Residents have raised concerns regarding the potential safety risks, with children heading to and from school and elderly people also living on the street.

One resident, who asked not to be named, said she had already approached both East Lothian Council and ward councillor Brian Small about the issue.

She said: “I have felt I have been on a one-woman mission about this.

“I have been in touch with the council about lorries, big 18-wheelers, tractors and little road rollers going up and down the street. They tend to do it between 7am and 9am and then it stops a bit but I have sent numerous emails to the council.”

More than 800 houses are being built at Letham Mains, west of Clerkington Road, with construction work expected to last several years.

And further housing is being built off Pencaitland Road at Dovecot Mill.

Small temporary signs highlighting that large vehicles were not to use Clerkington Road as a shortcut were put in place at the entrance to the street.

However, the woman felt they were not fit for purpose due to their size and the fact they were getting folded over by the wind.

She added: “The council is saying they can only be temporary but I have been told the work is going on for another eight or nine years.

“Something more visible and not just a piece of laminated paper would be good.”

Mr Small vowed to do what he could to ensure developers acted as “good neighbours”.

The councillor said: “Although the Local Development Plan (LDP) has been approved by council, it is still imperative that those people affected by the size and number of developments throughout the county are given protection and that developers act appropriately, recognising the need to be what I would describe as being good neighbours.

“It is certainly my intention to ensure that our residents are protected as much as possible from the impact of housing and infrastructure developments and that developers follow all the appropriate regulations and planning approval requirements required of them.”

A spokeswoman for East Lothian Council said: “As part of the agreed traffic management plan, the developers’ contractors should not be using Clerkington Road for site traffic.

“We will make contact with the developers at Dovecot and Letham Mains and reinforce this message and ensure that they are not using this route.”