Chorley civic square 'masterplan'
Plans to knock down a row of shops and a bingo hall to create a civic square in Chorley have been proposed by councillors.
It would be situated opposite Chorley Town Hall on Market Street.
Deputy leader of Chorley Borough Council (CBC) Peter Wilson said the idea was "challenging", but was for the long-term benefit of the town.
He said the retail area would be reduced but would offer "more diverse" shops.
Mr Wilson said councillors were responding to residents' worries about empty shops, and wanted "to grab the bull by the horns".
A council spokesman said plans were still in the "early stages" and there were no figures available on the cost.