Villagers are protesting against proposals for 28 new homes in Fleckney ahead of a planning inquiry into the matter.
Residents opposed to the Bellway Homes plans are displaying banners in the village calling on the developer to halt its proposals.
The scheme for countryside off Leicester Road in Fleckney, has been thrown out twice by Harborough Council because the planning committee said it would detract from the character of the village.
Some residents have also raised concerns over traffic and increasing pressures on the facilities in the village, including the school, if the development goes ahead.
Bellway Homes appealed against the decision and it is in the hands of the Government Planning Inspectorate.
The plan is for a mixture of three, four and five-bedroom homes on land next to the allotments in Leicester Road.
There would be eight more one and two-bedroom affordable homes.
There were more than 160 letters of objection from the public when it went before Harborough Council.
Fleckney Parish Council is opposing the scheme over traffic concerns, flood risk and impact on village character.
Fleckney resident Liam Whelan said: “We’re not objecting to any new building in Fleckney, we just want it in the right place. It’s right in the middle of the village.
“This has been kicked out twice and we’ve had a massive amount of villagers object to it.”
A spokesman for Bellway said the firm did not want to comment while the appeal process was ongoing.
People have until September 13 to register their comments to the inspectorate by sending three copies of a letter to Planning Inspectorate, Room 3/10b, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN, quoting reference APP/F2415/A/13/2202070.