SCRUB land on part of the site of a derelict former cotton mill has been earmarked for a seven-day-a-week car sales pitch.

Yasran Yaseen has applied for planning permission to turn the vacant 7,445 square metre plot off Whalley New Road in Blackburn into a commercial venture selling motor vehicles.

It is part of the site of the former Roe Lee Mill.

Mr Yaseen proposes to site two portacabins on the land for the sales staff.

Supporting documents submitted with the application to Blackburn with Darwen Council say: "The site is located on a vacant plot of land, within the former Roe Lee Mill Complex (which is now home to a diverse range of commercial entities following the closure of the mill some years ago).

"The site is currently a vacant piece of scrub land off Whalley New Road with no current access.

"The brownfield site is presently and surplus to requirements and the applicant seeks to put the site to effective use through the introduction of car sales.

"The applicant also considers the location within an existing industrial complex to be an ideal setting for such a development.

"The new portacabin sales/welfare units outlined in this application will be located to the rear within the vacant site.

"The portacabins will be one storey comprising of a waiting area, sales office, staff room, store room and toilet facilities.

"The portacabins only take up a small part of the site.

"It is proposed that the remainder of the site would remain open space for displayed cars.

"The staff and visitor car parking area is located next to the sales office and provides a total of 10 car spaces.

"The majority of the site will have a gravel surface.

"The site will be open seven days a week between the hours of 9am and 6pm, with the majority of viewings being by appointment only.

"Access will be provided to the south of the site through a new independent access point off Whalley New Road.

’Low-level and low-maintenance shrubs and landscaping will be provided to the rear of the site."

In January planning permission was granted for 20 new industrial units at the Rosewood Avenue end of the Roe Lee Mill site.