THORNTON North is on the tip of a major housing boom with the first of four development applications, which would see a collective 400 new residences, lodged with Maitland City Council.
The first application, by private company Sidlay Pty Ltd, would see the subdivision of 102 residential lots on the Raymond Terrace Road parcel of land.
In October 2016, the 400-lot subdivision proposal was lodged by a Landowners Group comprising Robert and Kerry Munro, Peter and Daphne Goodwin, Sidlay Pty Ltd and the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church for the Diocese of Maitland - Newcastle
However, the decision was made for the landowners to submit individual development applications to avoid future complications.
The massive subdivision of 400-lots will also include the construction of six drainage reserve lots, three road widening lots and two residue lots.
The residential lots will range in size from 450m2 to 1268m2 and be delivered in 11 stages.
A statement of environment effects for the 102-lot subdivision said the plan provides a "natural progression and infill to the Thornton North area".
"The proposal stems from long term growth planning ensuring adequate services and infrastructure are available to the growing neighbourhood," the statement said.
"The proposed subdivision will provide 102 residential lots for the future development of dwellings and as such, is consistent with visions, goals and actions for accelerating housing supply over the next 20 years in order to meet housing targets."
The residential lots range in size from 465 metres to 801 metres, and will be delivered in three stages.
The remaining development applications will be lodged in the coming weeks, while the proposal for the 102-lots will be on public exhibition until August 5.