Plans to use a residential road in Deepdale for the city's proposed orbital bus route has prompted calls for a rethink from a ward councillor.

Councillor Terry Cartwright, who represents Deepdale, says he has been inundated with calls from concerned from residents after they received consultation letters from the county council about plans to route the controversial bus service along Burrow Road.

The scheme, if approved, will mean four buses an hour will travel one-way down the residential street and be used to take people to the train station.

Coun Cartwright said: "It is a very densely populated area with a lot of families with children living in the area.

"Four buses an hour is a lot and of course buses need bus stops and people don't want them outside their houses."

The proposal comes after the county's transport bosses decided against putting the bus route through Fulwood Row, Fulwood, after months of campaigning by local residents. It will instead go through Bluebell Way Industrial Estate.

Coun Cartwright said residents could adopt a similar protest campaign to that by the Fulwood group.

Peter Bell, managing director of Preston Bus, said: "The proposals were put together to try and avoid the congestion at the traffic lights at Preston Prison.

"Meadow Street is also a possibility. These proposals are only an option and it's in the very early stages."

A spokesperson for Lancashire County Council said: "Burrow Road is one of several options open to us. The consultation period is of standard length and we will take the views of local residents on board before making any decision."