Around 35 jobs could be created under plans for a new dementia care home in Heacham.

Raj Sehgal, of Armscare, is seeking planning permission for the home next to Summerville House, an existing facility in Fenway.

If the project goes ahead, a cottage at the site would be demolished to make way for a new L-shaped building providing 35 en suite bedrooms, plus accommodation for night staff.

Summerville House, based in a converted barn, is already home to 26 residents in 20 rooms and would remain open.

A report supporting the application says there are very few homes in the area providing specialist dementia care for highly-dependent residents.

“This new home would be sited on an existing site which would have very little alternative use and no detrimental impact on the local environment other than to provide the locality with a state-of-the-art mental health facility,” the report continues.

Officers recommend the application be approved when West Norfolk Council’s planning committee meets on Monday.

Heacham Parish Council has objected to the application, raising concerns about its impact on Fenway, an unadopted road.