The City of Lincoln Council approved plans to build 80 new homes in the north of Lincoln.
The proposals by Taylor Lindsey, called the Romangate Development, will focus on land off Nettleham Road, before the A46 bypass.
The approval is for the first stage in erecting homes on the land, applying to over half of the land posted for development.
Previously, the phase 1 development earmarked 107 homes to be developed, but due to changes in the housing market and requirements, this has been reduced to 80, plus extra off-street parking.
The “suburban village” style homes will be a mixture of flats, terraced, semi-detached and detached houses, ranging from one bedroom to five.
In addition, there will be a footpath and cycle route along the Roaring Meg stream, which flows through the centre of the marshland. The stream will be maintained by developers.
There were a number of objections from locals in nearby Searby Road regarding traffic disruption during construction, but planners concluded that works vehicles would use other routes to access the site so residents would not be disrupted.
The committee approved the changes to the development subject to the signing of the associated section 106 regarding affordable housing and public open space contribution.