Borough of Poole has submitted a planning application for land at 2 Mitchell Road.
The planning application, which has been formally registered by Borough of Poole's Planning department, is for an 80 bed-care home with nursing and dementia care.
Phil Hornsby, Head of Commissioning and Improvement - People Services, Borough of Poole, said: "One of the council's priorities is promoting the health and wellbeing of our residents, especially the most vulnerable.
"Developing a council-owned care home will allow us to achieve the best value for money when placing residents in residential care and also improve our ability to place people closer to home, making it easier for friends and family to visit on a regular basis."
View and comment on the planning application (APP/16/01863/F)
Closing date for feedback is Friday 10 February.