Residents have the chance to give their views on plans to create 52 apartments for older people on the old Burnham House site, Malmesbury, at a meeting on Monday.

A consultation event is to be held at Malmesbury Town Hall between 2pm-7pm so people can see artist’s impressions and get more information.

Burnham House, a former 1970s nursing home has been empty since 2008. Subject to planning approval it will be replaced with up to 52 apartments for rent and sale. The development will be aimed at older people and offer on-site care and support.

On Monday people will be able to hear more about the scheme, talk to people involved and see images of the proposed development. Wiltshire Council owns the building and is working with developer Leadbitter and housing provider Abbeyfield.

Wiltshire Council deputy leader John Thomson, chairman of the extra care scheme’s local working group, said: “It has taken a lot of hard work to get to this stage and we are pleased that it is now progressing.”