Bridgnorth Town Council is to splash out more than £4,000 on work to assess the feasibility of building a new visitor centre in the town.
The authority wants to build the centre at Severn Park but Shropshire Council has voiced doubts about its viability.
The authority fears the town council might not be committed to the scheme and that not enough is “understood” about the type of people who use the park.
Shire Hall wants to see more investigations carried out and so members of the town council agreed on Tuesday to give design consultants working on the project a further £3,600, plus VAT, to carry out the extra work.
The Severn Park development could also include toilets and an exhibition space.
A report to Bridgnorth Town Council said that if Shropshire Council sanctioned the project it would be carried out under its Market Towns Revitalisation Initiative.
Shropshire had asked for a investigations and other work if the proposal was to meet funding criteria, including feasibility options and questionnaires to be handed out in Severn Park.
It added: “It was intimated, by Shropshire Council, that they considered only local residents used Severn Park but through information obtained through the new parking system it can be confirmed and evidenced that substantial numbers of users are from outside Bridgnorth.”