A former nursing home could be demolished and replaced with five "high-density" apartment blocks with a total of 36 flats.

A planning application has been submitted seeking permission to demolish Sheldon House Nursing Home on Sea View Road in Falmouth.

The plans include a parking space for each of the two-bedroom residential apartments.

Sheldon House, a dementia care home, was permanently closed towards the end of last year despite receiving a "good" rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in September.

Falmouth Packet:

Applicant Investin Sheldon Falmouth Developments Ltd, a Solihull-based company incorporated in April 2018, said in the application form: "The site is considered to be suitable for a high density flatted residential development to replace the existing building on site."

London architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands said in their design statement: "The design for new flats on the site of Sheldon House responds to the topography of the site, as a cluster of buildings that relate to the size of the neighbouring blocks in plan. The buildings will be surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens."

The statement goes on to say that designs for the proposed development were presented to Cornwall Council's Cornwall Design Review Panel on January 9 this year, and to council planning officers of November 22 last year.

Falmouth Packet:

"Throughout the development of the new proposals, Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands have sought to respond to the feedback given previously and incorporate the comments into the design.

"Extensive efforts have been undertaken to consult with Cornwall Council and their Design Review Panel on the proposed scheme.

"In addition to this, the neighbouring residents were consulted."

Residents can view the plans in full and leave comments on the Cornwall Council planning website (planning.cornwall.gov.uk) by searching PA19/07108.