Working on behalf of Kingmoor Park Properties, HOW Planning has submitted an outline planning application for 424 homes at Bridgewater Business Park in Leigh.
The development will include a mix of two- to four-bedroom houses and one- and two-bedroom apartments, alongside 2.6-acres of open space.
The park has had planning approval in place for a mixed employment and residential development for the past three years, but according to HOW during this time has attracted little interest from business operators, and potential residential developers have expressed a preference for a solely residential development.
The site is no longer considered suitable for employment use and contains several empty and unused buildings.
Richard Barton, associate at HOW Planning, said: "There has been quite a lot of interest shown in the redevelopment of Bridgewater Business Park into a residential scheme, but house builders are reluctant to get involved whilst it is still classed as a mixed use site. We are hoping to secure a change of use in principle to entirely residential which we believe will help kick start development at what is currently an underutilised piece of land, but one with huge potential."