A BLACKBURN firm has proposed a second major development on an industrial estate in the town by converting a car park into commercial units.

The job-creating scheme for three large buildings containing ten separate workshop and warehouse spacedsis planned for Glenfield Business Park off Philips Road, Little Harwood.

It has been proposed by CRE Investments LLP of Adhan House in Preston New Road.

Its application to Blackburn with Darwen Council for planning permission follows the firm being granted approval in December for 20 job-creating industrial units in five new buildings on disused land in nearby Challenge Way.

Work on that scheme is now under way.

Documents submitted with the latest application say: "The site forms part of a mixed use industrial site which forms Glenfield Business Park.

"The site is currently used primarily for vehicle parking of both cars and lorries with a small section containing the Philips Road Electricity substation surrounded by an existing wall and an existing storage

building to the south.

"The proposed usage will be for three new industrial buildings with a total of 101 car parking spaces across the site.

"The proposed buildings will comprise of;

"* Units A to E - one building split into five units, two-storey offices in each with one large open space;

"* Units F to G - one building split into thee units, two storey offices in each with one large open space; and

"* Unit I - one building with two-storey offices and and large open space.

"The proposal seeks to develop an underutilised area of land to provide commercial development that will provide employment opportunities for the district.

"The type of commercial unit and its design has been influenced by discussions with the end-user.

"All three buildings follow a coherent design approach.

"The front elevations feature a combination of Merlin Grey and Pure Grey plat panel cladding which turns into vertically-laid profiled cladding that wraps around the sides and rear of the buildings continuing the same colour pattern.

"The ground floor areas of the elevation will be of blue-grey brickwork.

"Appropriate landscaping will be provided. This will include the new surrounding planting across the site.

"Primary vehicular access will be from a new access road branching off Challenge Way.

"The proposal will be fitted with appropriate security measures which will help enhance this area which is currently of low security and of a poor aesthetic appeal in comparison to its surroundings.

"The proposed buildings will benefit the area building upon the existing industrial units within the Glenfield Business Park and enhancing the economic output."