Westleigh Partnerships is seeking permission for 28 homes on the former Shield Engineering site in Green Lane Road.
Planning approval is already in place to construct 82 homes, an 80-bed care home and three industrial units on the land.
The proposals initially comprised 132 properties and seven industrial units, but were amended. The new homes, earmarked for a section of the site, would be built alongside the already-approved scheme.
A statement accompanying the submission to the council stresses: “The proposed development has been carefully considered so that it will positively enhance both the site and the wider area.
“There should be no adverse impact to any neighbouring properties in terms of over dominance, shadowing, loss of light, privacy or outlook, including the approved residential scheme to the West and North.”
Leicester City Council is expected to make a final decision on the application in the coming months.