A public consultation has been launched by South Ribble Council as part of proposals to create a new Neighbourhood Development Plan for Penwortham, near Preston.
The move comes after Penwortham Town Council applied to create the planning document that will shape future developments in the area.
The plan will be prepared by local people, but first a neighbourhood area boundary has to be agreed.
The boundary proposed is the same as that already covered by the Town Council.
Residents are now being asked for their views on the boundary in a seven week public consultation that will run until January 31.
Coun Cliff Hughes, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Housing said: “South Ribble Council has recently received an application to develop a Neighbourhood Plan in Penwortham.
“As part of the application process, the Town Council has submitted a proposed neighbourhood area boundary that they want to use to draw up the Neighbourhood Plan.
“We are now required to consult on the proposed boundary with residents, businesses and those who work in the area and consider any responses before making a decision on whether to accept the application and the proposed area boundary.”
For response forms visit: www.southribble.gov.uk/neighbourhoodplanning or www.penworthamcouncil.gov.uk
Alternatively, response forms can be obtained from the Civic Centre in Leyland and a number of libraries.