According to the scheme’s developer, Parker Strategic Land, the Scraptoft North site is the second-largest site allocated in Harborough District Council’s 2019 local plan.
The land is currently used by Scraptoft Golf Club, which will move to a new site.
Alongside the homes, proposals for the site include a local centre, healthcare facilities, a school, nursery, parks, play areas and other open space, landscaping and the formation of surface water storage ponds.
Turley is acting as planning consultants for the scheme.
According to Parker Strategic Land, the Leicestershire-based firm worked with Harborough's planning policy team and Leicester City Council to secure an allocation for the site in the local plan.
The Scraptoft North site will provide up to 1,200 of the 12,800 homes needed in the district by 2031, it added.
Adrian Lott, managing director of Parker Strategic Land, said: "Scraptoft represents a great opportunity for Harborough District to deliver much-needed new homes, with infrastructure and community assets."
The planning application was submitted last week but is yet to be published on the council’s website.
Earlier this month, Harborough Council refused plans for up to 400 homes on a greenfield site on grounds including that the area has already met its local plan housing allocation.