Council chiefs have published a plan which could see the boundary of St Helens town centre substantially reduced.
The proposal is outlined in a draft local plan which covers a 15-year period starting in 2018.
Town hall chiefs are currently considering the proposal which would see the border to the north, north-east and south-east shrunk.
The report states: “The new boundary reflects a more appropriate representation of a town centre as defined by the NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework).”
Precise details of where the boundary will start and finish have not yet been finalised.