The scheme would transform 90 hectares of land near Middleton into homes, community facilities, green spaces and tree-lined streets.
Robin Buckley, planning director for Redrow (Lancashire) said: “Our plans are for a desirable new garden neighbourhood, with the design led by the local landscape and distinctive character areas created throughout.
“Our aim is to create a thriving new community with high quality and much-needed new homes, abundant green spaces with habitats for wildlife, and space provided for new community infrastructure.
“This includes plans for a 13.4-hectare park to the south, featuring footpaths, ecological enhancements and plenty of opportunities for play and recreation.
“A wildlife meadow is also proposed, along with green corridors designed to be suitable for foraging, while space has also been set aside for a local centre, potential community allotments and the expansion of Thornham Primary School.”
Redrow already owns 8.8 acres of the land, formally the All in One Garden Centre, and will acquire furthers parcels subject to planning.
The proposed development would include 233 homes in the first phase, for which Redrow has submitted a detailed application.
Subject to planning, it is hoped construction could begin on the first phase as early as autumn 2024 with the first homeowners moving in in 2025.
The overall development would be phased over approximately 15 years.
Redrow is working with planning consultants Stantec on the site.