Finalised plans for a new 2,500 bed student village near Penryn are expected to be submitted to Cornwall Council by November 17, following another round of public consultation.

The company behind the design, CAD Architects, answered questions from Penryn Town Council's planning committee at a meeting last week, at which they revealed their plans to have the documents ready for submission before the end of the year.

Mark Dawes, managing director of CAD Architects, told the Packet: "Before we do that we need to redo the public consultations that we have previously done, to show people how things have moved on.

"So sometime between October 7 and November 17 we will be running another set of public consultations in Ponsanooth, Mabe, and Penryn."

At the committee meeting, Mr Dawes told councillors that the meetings with members of the public, town and parish councillors and Cornwall councillors had been very useful, and the site would potentially be used for student accommodation with public facilities, with options being looked at to provide a green infrastructure, such as a park and ride scheme.

Penryn councillor Mary May told a Cornwall Council cabinet meeting last week that the company planned to reduce the number of student beds at the site to 1,500, but Mr Dawes said the company was "currently working on more detailed proposals," and "wouldn't want to comment on numbers."