Plans for a farmers’ market in Great Harwood have been put on the back burner.
The plans, which were first unveiled in 2006 by the Great Harwood Regeneration Partnership Board, included proposals for a monthly market.
But following the economic downturn and election of a new government, the board has drawn up new proposals for the town which will be unveiled next month.
John Duckworth, chairman of the board, said: "We are currently at the final stages of planning and have some good ideas. We have had to reconsider many things but believe we have a plan that will benefit Great Harwood."
He said the farmers’ market wasn’t a priority feature in the new plans as many local vendors could not commit to being involved in the market on a monthly basis.
The new plans are not dissimilar to the 2006 plans which included improvements to Town Hall Square, marketing Great Harwood as a ‘market town’ and extending the conservation area around the town.
The plans also include creating a community ambassadors scheme to get people more involved with improving the town.
Netherton ward Councillor Ciaran Wells said: "There is a lot of potential for Great Harwood and it is important we come up with a plan that meets the town’s needs.
"We want a plan that keeps in tune with Great Harwood and reflects its history while making way for the future."
The original 2006 plans were discussed during the recent meeting of Hyndburn Council’s overview and scrutiny committee.
The committee was looking at how the Great Harwood board prepared the plans to see if similar practices could be implemented by future regeneration boards in other towns in the borough.
The new regeneration plans will be discussed during the next meeting of the Great Harwood Area Management Council on Tuesday, November 16.