Harborough District Council is looking to provide around 70 new homes on land at De Verdon Road in Lutterworth.
A number of community improvements will also be provided as part of the scheme through developer contributions for local facilities and infrastructure.
The land had previously been leased to Lutterworth Town Council for allotments but more than half the allotment plots were vacant. Harborough District Council had granted a significant extension of the lease to allow those who did use the site time to relocate to a new, purpose built allotment at Leader’s Farm in Lutterworth.
Councillor James Hallam, Harborough District Council’s portfolio holder for Finance and Assets, said: “It is important we maximise the use of Council assets to get the most for residents across the district. With this in mind we are exploring an opportunity to develop this land. In doing so we have worked closely with the allotment holders to ensure a smooth transition to a new allotments site in the town.”
The Council has previously developed housing on its former garage sites at St Cuthbert’s Avenue in Great Glen and Paget Road in Lubenham.
A planning application for the site will be submitted by the Council over the coming months.