Ashall Homes has submitted plans to Cheshire West & Chester Council for 100 homes in Sandiway.
If approved, the development off Kennel Lane would comprise a mix of two, three, four and five bedroom family homes and bungalows, 30% of which will be subsidised to be more affordable. There will also be landscaped gardens and a children's play area.
Scott Ashall, director of Ashall Homes, said: "The proposed housing mix is specifically targeted at families and the elderly population for which there is an identified need."
Ashall Homes was advised on planning, masterplanning and landscaping by Barton Willmore.
Steven Grimster, senior planner in Barton Willmore's Manchester office, said: "The housing pressures facing Cheshire West and Chester are well documented and this proposed development, located on an inherently suitable and sustainable site, will make a valuable contribution towards addressing the substantial housing shortfall across the borough."
The application is expected to be determined by the council's planning committee early next year.