A DILAPIDATED building without a roof could be knocked down to make way for three new industrial units.

Proposals have been submitted to Blackburn with Darwen Council to demolish the derelict building attached to Albert Mill at Albert Place in Lower Darwen because it is too damaged to renovate.

Instead, developers hope to build three new units and rent them out to tenants.

A design and access statement submitted as part of the application states: "The site hosts an old three storey industrial unit which is attached to the mill.

"The building is currently in a derelict state and is considered unsafe.

"The roof had collapsed, therefore the building currently does not have a roof.

"The applicant proposes to demolish the derelict building and make way for three industrial units.

"The existing building is dilapidated and in major disrepair, it is therefore more economical for the building to be demolished and a new building rebuilt.

"The application is for three general industrial units (B2), it is not known exactly what the specific usage will be, as this will be established dependant on the tenant.

"The units will be in use from 8am till 6.30pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am till 5pm Sunday."

Borough planners will now decide if the development can go ahead.