A decision is expected next week on plans to create a 2,000 bed student village near Treluswell, with the case officer urging councillors to refuse the scheme and the developers encouraging people to write in favour of it.

Penvose Student Village would sit between Treluswell and Treliever roundabouts, and in addition to the student rooms, it would include a 474 space park and ride facility, 323 parking spaces for students, a university study hub and social hub.

The plans also include a budget hotel up to 62 rooms, a pub/restaurant, retail parade including a small convenience store, doctors' surgery and day nursery, B1 office space and start up units and sports and leisure facilities including changing rooms, squash and tennis courts and multipurpose all weather pitch.

The application will go before Cornwall Council's strategic planning committee next Thursday when Peter Bainbridge will recommend councillors reject it as the site is not allocated for development in the council's site allocations document and the land is "significant" in terms of landscape and visual amenity and is productive agricultural land.

He adds: "The site is in the open countryside and it is inevitable that the character of the site will change significantly given the scale of the proposed development.

"Overall it is considered that the proposal is contrary to the development plan in that the site is in the open countryside, would not be a sustainable location and would harm the character and appearance of the area. The benefits arising from the development do not outweigh the harm and therefore it is recommended that permission is refused."

The team behind the proposal, which they say will tackle housing and parking issues in Falmouth and Penryn, are urging the public to write to councillors ahead of the meeting. The team has already been in touch with local groups in Falmouth to help provide them with information to ensure the councillors are fully briefed.

A spokesperson for the developers said: “As the majority of the council’s strategic planning committee are based outside Falmouth and Penryn there is concern amongst the local community that the representatives may not be fully aware of all the facts.

“In order to do this we have helped highlight the main facts, which have been reported publicly, as well as the issues that people have been coming to us about.

“The public also trust that local councillors will be fully informed on all major developments and able to make a decision based on facts, however, we know that time constraints can impact on this.

"This is why it is vital for members of the public to contact each councillor on the strategic planning committee and let them know what is really happening in this area, the concerns they have and what they want the council to do."