A football club is in negotiations with the council for a lease on land to be used in a new sports complex.
Rishton United are hoping to build a state-of-the-art complex costing more than £1 million at the Primetime Playing Fields off Bridge Street.
The club is working alongside Norden Sports College and not-for-profit organisation Proffitts on the project.
Proposals are at the early stages, but would include upgrading existing all weather pitches, creating two new grass pitches and a new clubhouse with changing rooms, a meeting room and a tearoom.
The club is currently in negotiations with Hyndburn council to secure a lease on land for the scheme and was due to meet with council chiefs this week to discuss the project.
Club member Chic Kelly said it is a slow process but they are excited about the plans.
He said: “It’s an exciting project but it is taking time as we expected it to.
“The two pitches at the site are currently in a pretty bad state and in need of major improvements. We want to try and do this for the whole community, not just Rishton United.”
Rishton United was formed in 1970 and currently boasts around 300 members with more than 20 teams ageing from under 7s to adults.
Club members are expected to take part in this spring’s Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary Club Big Charity Walk to raise money for the scheme. The walk is on Sunday, May 19.
Chic said: “We know we will have to do our part to raise money for the project but we are committed to making this happen.”
A Rossendale council spokesperson said; “We’re always happy to work with local sports clubs to develop sporting opportunities in the Borough.
“However, as the discussions would be of a commercial nature, it would be inappropriate to comment further.”