PLANS are being drawn up to improve a rundown shopping arcade in Brighouse town centre.
Calderdale Council will be asked to approve plans for Wellington Arcade, off Commercial Street.
The property's owner, Draincraft, of Slough, Berkshire, has promised to draw up formal plans in the next few weeks.
The move comes after the firm had long talks with council officials and the Brighouse Regeneration Forum.
Planned improvements include new paving throughout the arcade, roller shutters, better lighting and gates for all three entrances, which can be locked at nights.
Bollards will also be fitted to prevent ram-raids.
Huddersfield-based building products firm Marshalls is expected to provide block paving for the arcade walkways.
Wellington Arcade, which dates back to the 1970s, has seven tenants, including high street chain Boots.
Mark Aylward, council regeneration officer for Brighouse, said: "We have been working with the owners of the arcade over the past few years to improve the security of the premises and the look of the place.
"We have received preliminary drawings from the owners, who are now drawing up a formal application to put to the council."
Mr Aylward said the improvements would benefit shoppers and traders, deter vandals and encourage potential tenants to take empty shops.