Plans for more than 60 new homes on the site of a listed Georgian building are set to be decided by Sutton Council this week.

Friends of the Elderly, a charity, wants to demolish part of Woodcote Grove House to make way for 63 flats and eight cottages for people aged over 55.

The charity has proposed demolishing a 1950s extension to the main building which was built in the 1860s and is a listed building.

The historic building in Coulsdon, which is in the green belt, was most recently a care home but currently sits empty.

An application, submitted to Sutton Council, outlines plans for part of Woodcote Grove House to be converted into a communal club house for residents featuring an activity room and a private dining/meeting room.

The application read: “The intention of the scheme is to provide a new older persons community comprising assisted living apartments and cottages and a new clubhouse facility within the refurbished Grade II listed Woodcote Grove House.”

Sutton Council’s planning committee is set to discuss the application at a meeting on Thursday (June 8) and papers show it has been recommended for refusal.

The plans were first submitted more than two years ago but have faced “significant delays” after back and forth with the authority.

In a report, Sutton Council’s planners said: “The proposed development would result in a significant and disproportionate increase in scale, height, massing and bulk of the built form, which combined with the increase in footprint and ancillary development including car parking areas, would result in harm to the openness and visual amenity of the Green Belt and would constitute inappropriate development in the Green Belt.”