New plans have been set out to secure more than £50million to support new homes, job opportunities and reduce journey times in Leicestershire.
Cabinet members will be asked later this month to clear the way for the council to bid for Government money to put infrastructure in place, supporting schemes in the south of Melton and south-west Leicestershire.
If approved, a bid will be submitted by the March 1, 2019 deadline set by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
Further information on housing will follow as the proposals are developed. Potential housing developments will be subject to the usual local plan and planning processes of the relevant district councils.