A plan to safeguard the future development of Great Harwood town centre could soon get the go-ahead.
For more than two years, campaigners have wanted to see some parts of the town designated as a conservation area.
But following delays, the plan is now back on track.
Councillor Peter Clarke, cabinet member for regeneration and housing said: "We thought the conservation area we previously had in mind was a little too big.
"So, last week we had a walk around the area and we have now reduced it in size, so instead of having one big area, we have two or three smaller areas.
"We will put these into the form of a written plan which will then go out to residents for consultation.
"It helps in a number of ways. It makes it easier to secure funding for various things, but it also means if there was any future development in the area it would have to be of high-quality, so it’s a bit like a safeguard."
The area in question covers the main shopping precinct of Queen Street, St Bartholomew’s Church, Churchfield House and the Mercer Hall swimming baths.
Councillor Clarke added: "We were supposed to have this done two years ago, but there were various projects including the Church Canal Gateway which were further up on the list, so it kept get putting back.
"Now it’s back on the cards and we will see what people’s views of it are."
Currently just the historic Town Gate area at the former town hall is classed as a conservation area but many feel something needs to be done to protect other parts of the town.