Plans are in place to build 18 bungalows in Mansfield Woodhouse designed for residents over 50.
The application on land at Oxclose Lane has been submitted to Mansfield District Council.
The site already has planning permission to build new homes, which was granted in 2012, although no work has started don the 0.45 hectare piece of scrubland land.
Prior to that, in 2009 the site was given planning permission for a 40-bed care home.
The land was once occupied by an industrial unit but was cleared years ago.
It backs onto Booth Street and is opposite The Bramble Academy Primary School.
The latest application, if given approval, could see six pairs of semi-detached units, and six terraced units , all with two bedrooms each.
Each bungalow would have space for one vehicle, although an additional 10 visitor spaces are pencilled in for the complex.
The site would from a cul-de-sac with access gained via Oxclose Lane.
Submitted by Dukeries Properties UK Ltd a statement prepared with the application, it reads: “The proposed scheme presents an opportunity to deliver a high-quality and sensitively-designed development which will contribute towards the provision of much-needed new housing for the over-50 age group.”