A new set of plans for student accommodation at the site of the former Ocean Bowl in Falmouth have been submitted to Cornwall Council.

Architects Laurence Associates and developers Rengen Developments have put forward proposals for 190 student beds in a scheme which they call "significantly reduced" from plans for 249 beds which were turned down by planning officers in November.

The previous application was refused on the grounds of layout, scale, massing, height, design and appearance, along with its impact on views of the Pendennis peninsula.

A planning statement accompanying the latest planning application says that the accommodation will be a mixture of town houses and maisonettes, limited to three and four storeys, and the design "addresses many concerns raised in response to a previous application on this site."

The plans also include a public landscaped area, and communal student facilities including a laundry, TV room and gym, along with 30 on-site parking spaces.

In the planning statement, Laurence Associates claims that the "modest" number of parking spaces is "considered acceptable from a highways perspective," and fits with "no car principles," which include a commitment to car sharing - with possible financial incentives - and a tenancy agreement which would punish students who have cars without permission. There will also be cycle storage, easy access to Falmouth Docks train station, and an offsite financial agreement to pay for improvement works to a footpath to Woodlane.

For arrival days, students will be encouraged to travel by public transport, with a limited number of timeslots for parents to drop off luggage.

The company said that the accommodation will be brought under the same management of the current Maritime Studios student block, which is next to the Ocean Bowl site and is run by Empiric Student Property through its management company Hello Student.

Laurence Associates wrote in the planning statement: "The management regime is critical to the success of the scheme and cohesion of the local community.

"The management regime will provide for the employment of an accommodation manager on the premises, Monday to Friday during working hours, and an on-call employed student ambassador

(warden) to be available outside of the working hours."

The application also includes a travel plan, which among other things sets out expected walking distances of up to two kilometres for residents, and states: "As the majority of the occupants will be younger and generally fitter students we would expect that the ‘maximum’ walk distances will be easily achievable."

It also includes plans for covered parking for 20 bicycles, while students not provided with a parking space will be required to sign a "no-car agreement" and banned from parking cars within three kilometres of the accommodation."

A premises management plan provides the terms by which the accommodation will be run by Hello Student. It states that the company will "actively manage" anti-social behaviour such as excessive noise, and "in extreme circumstances or constant repeat incidents site management will take action to terminate a student’s tenancy," while at night the staff will have access to professional security and "will seek the assistance of the police, if needed."

The application, which can be found on Cornwall Council's planning page using reference PA17/04077, is open for comment until June 6, and should be determined by the council by July 28.