LAND earmarked for six eco-homes and a public park has gone back on the market for offers in excess of £2m.

Castle Drive Developments was granted permission back in April to build six 'underground' homes and a public park on the site of the old oil depot on Pendennis Headland.

But this week Savills Estate Agents put the site above Castle Drive back on the market for offers in excess of £2m with tenders going in in November.

In its marketing text it describes the site as a 'rare and outstanding coastal development opportunity' with far reaching views across the Fal Estuary.

Savills told the Packet that despite the brownfield land only going up on their website on Monday, they had already had expressions of interest by the following day.

Falmouth mayor Steve Eva, who supported the application for the site along with the rest of the town council, said as long as whoever bought it stuck to the original plan he was not too concerned.

"To be honest, as long as they build it to spec and build the park as agreed, it doesn't really matter who builds it," he said.

"But there is far too much getting planning permission and selling it off. We cannot do anything about it if you want to get planning permission and sell it off afterwards.

"I don't think they can change the planning conditions because it is in an area of industry and improving the area for the public. That's what the park is trying to do. I can't see it becoming something different."

Falmouth Town Council clerk Mark Williams said the council view remains the same that whatever happens at the site it needs to be sympathetic and directed by the Neighbourhood Plan criteria.

Full planning permission was granted by Cornwall Council in April for the demolition of all existing structures (including underground tanks and associated infrastructure), site remediation and redevelopment to provide six. dwellings, a new town park, associated access, parking, infrastructure (including a bat house) and landscaping.

The consented scheme was designed by pre-eminent architect, Lavigne Lonsdale and will comprise two two bed, two three bed and two four bed individual and distinctive houses, all of which are detached.