A new bus stop is being considered for the site of a planned roundabout following calls from the public.

West Cumbria Bus Users Group would like to see a new stop at the Broughton/Brigham turnings of the A66, where a staggered junction is set to be replaced with a roundabout.

It has made a request to Highways England, which it says has the backing of Broughton Parish Council, Brigham Parish Council and Stagecoach.

Dianne Standen, chairman of the bus users group, said: "We know public transport will be badly affected by the COVID pandemic. It may be that some of the rural commercial services suffer through this.

"We already have a very depleted bus network since the removal of the county council transport subsidies so any opportunity to create access to commercial services is very welcome."

A Stagecoach spokesman said: "We are working with Highways England on plans for the new roundabout, to ensure customers can access our services."

A Highways England spokesman said the organisation would consider the request and was due to meet Stagecoach next week.

However, he added that it was unlikely that Highways England would fund it as part of the roundabout project, which is specifically about road safety.