Detailed plans for two housing schemes for hundreds of homes in Lutterworth have been submitted by housing developers.
William Davis plans to build 149 homes on land north of Bill Crane Way, while a second plan from Bellway Homes would see 130 homes and a cemetery built at Leaders Farm off Coventry Road.
Outline planning permission for both sites has already been secured.
The firms have now submitted detailed proposals to Harborough District Council.
The plan at Bill Crane Way is for a mix of three and four-bedroom houses, plus bungalows, a children’s play area and public open space.
At Leaders Farm there would be a mixture of homes, about 40 of which would be affordable, with a cemetery at the western end of the development, off Brookfield Way.
The new 1.2-hectare cemetery would resolve the long running crisis over declining space left at the town’s existing cemetery behind St Mary’s Church – which is expected to be filled soon.
But the plan has drawn objections from people living nearby, who fear the loss of their privacy. Traffic fears and concerns over the positioning of the cemetery have also been raised.
The land at Leaders Farm has had a complicated recent history. It was highlighted as a potential cemetery site two decades ago by Lutterworth Town Council but the land is owned by Leicestershire County Council which had earmarked it for employment use, which drove up the price.
As part of the conditions imposed by the council, all homes will be provided with bus passes for six months to encourage public transport.
The Bill Crane Way plan has also proved controversial, with objections over traffic, the impact on the town’s infrastructure and the closing gap between Lutterworth and Bitteswell all raised.
To view the plans visit www.harborough.gov.uk/planning citing 13/01223/REM (Leaders Farm) or 13/01282/REM (Bill Crane Way).