Councillors in Christchurch are to discuss holding a public referendum on plans to merge their council with Bournemouth and Poole.
It is after the Communities Secretary confirmed his preferred wish to merge Dorset's nine councils into just two.
The move designed to save money has been welcomed by Bournemouth and Poole but Christchurch disagrees.
The town's MP is backing a referendum.
Christopher Chope MP Christchurch, Con
A full council meeting will be held on 16th November.
In March members approved holding a postal referendum to get the thoughts on whether or not residents would support joining a new unitary authority with Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch.
However, the referendum was deferred as a decision on the Future Dorset proposal was delayed due to a number of reasons, including the General Election.