South Holland District Council is preparing to set up its own housing company to look into building new homes.
The ambitious plans have been drawn up to meet the needs of a growing population.
The proposals, which will go before the full council next week, will look at building homes for sale and rent as well as affordable housing on council-owned land.
Coun Christine Lawton, the council’s portfolio holder for housing, said: “The proposals will see housing plans being prepared this year for market sale and rent with an emphasis on setting high standards in terms of design and quality.
“We are aiming to become a housing provider of choice for South Holland communities, raising standards for others to follow and making best use of existing properties and using our strong position to play a lead role in housing investment and development.” The council currently has 3,900 council homes on its books.