A consultation has been launched to gather feedback on parking in Prestwick. 

South Ayrshire Council is looking to review existing controls within the town centre.

This includes the existing Prestwick residents' permit scheme, as well as other measures including limited waiting time on Main Street. 

The council is seeking the views of Prestwick residents, the business community and visitors to the town. 

The Prestwick residents' parking scheme currently applies to certain streets, with a maximum of two permits per household. 

All non-permit holders are limited to a stay of one, two or three hours, depending on which street they are in.

As part of the consultation, proposals has been lodged to add Links Road, Berelands Road and Mieklewood Avenue to the scheme. 

On-street parking along the Main Street is currently controlled by restrictions which apply a maximum length of stay of two hours.

Consideration will be given in the consultation to the introduction of a two-hour maximum stay within laybys on Prestwick Road.

The consultation states: "Demand for short stay parking within the town centre currently outstrips supply and freely available parking bays are often difficult to locate.

"There is a need to manage the supply better to enable easier access to the range of thriving businesses located within the town centre.

"Off-street car parks such as Bellevue Road car park are not subject to any time restrictions, consideration is being given to introducing measures to encourage turnover of parking bays."

The consultation closes for responses on May 3, and can be completed at on the Ayrshire Roads Alliance website