Plans to build 88 houses on the site of the old Broadway High School have been submitted to St Helens Council.
The proposed works would also include the creation of a car park to serve the nearby playing fields and Broadway Leisure Centre.
Located off Broadway and Upholland Road, the school building was demolished at the site in 2010.
Countryside Properties Ltd hope to construct 22 two-bedroom, 58 three-bedroom and eight four-bedroom private rented properties.
Each of the homes would have a private garden.
A leaflet was distributed to residents in the area informing them of the proposals.
A public consultation period set by council chiefs in St Helens is now set to finish next Tuesday (March 24).