HOUSES could be built on a derelict piece of land.

Applicant Shazia Perveen has applied for outline consent for seven homes on land at Arthur Street, Blackburn.

Due to the site's vacant state, the developer said it has attracted anti-social behaviour, including fly-tipping.

The developer said in planning documents: “The site now has little function and has lost whatever open space function it historically may have had.

“The site is currently in a neglected state, detracting from the locality and encouraging anti-social misuse.

“For these reasons, it is obvious that this portion of the site no longer has any community use as a public open space.

“The site presently detracts from the character and visual appearance of the area and redevelopment would act as a catalyst to regenerate the site and locality.”

The plans will be considered at a future meeting of Blackburn with Darwen’s planning committee.