THREE new homes could be built on an overgrown and unused patch of land in Darwen after a planning application was submitted.

Developers want to erect the houses on land fronting Spring Vale Garden, in Cocker Street.

A spokesman for the applicant said the site would be cleared to make way for the development of the new homes.

He said: “The site fronts on to Spring Vale Garden village roadway and is an overgrown and vacant area of land.

“The site is to be cleared and regraded to permit three houses to front onto Spring Vale Garden village.

“Each house will have three bedrooms and due to space limits will form a terraced row.”

Interested parties can make comments on the application until December 6, and a final decision on the plans is expected in the New Year.