MORE flats could be built on Canvey as a plot of land goes up for sale.

The parcel of land, in May Avenue on the corner of Herbert Road, currently has three houses built on it.

However, Kemsley Residential which is marketing the land, says it would an ideal development site.

The Chelmsford-based firm has included an artist’s impression of what the land could look like if it is developed.

There are currently no planning applications submitted for the land and how exactly the site will look is yet to be determined.

The listing on reads: “An opportunity to acquire a potential development site within a popular location.

“The site is made up of three different dwellings under three different titles.

“It is thought the site could be re-developed into a small development of flats/apartments (subject to planning).”

Tom Hamblin, sales negotiator at the firm, added the land was in an ideal location to be developed.

He said: “There are three properties and they are not particularly pleasant.

“There isn’t much that can be done from a property development perspective so we had an architect view it and they said it would be suitable for apartments.

“Someone will do very well out of buying the land.”

The freehold of the land is being offered for £800,000.

Kevin Hughes, who lives in May Avenue, welcomed the plans. The retired 61-year-old said: “I have no problem with the land being developed for flats.

“It is in an area which already has flats so it is not like it would be out of character. We need houses and an extra dozen extra cars aren’t going to make that much difference.

“We need houses or accommodation and if they are first time homes to help people get on the ladder then I’m fine with it.”