Outline plans for a 275-home estate in a village to the north of Lincoln have been approved by West Lindsey District Council.
Councillors voted in favour of granting outline planning permission to the proposal submitted by Chestnut Homes Ltd to build the houses on land between Lincoln Road and Honeyholes Lane in Dunholme.
A quarter of the new houses will be affordable, with the homes ranging in size from one bedroom apartments to five bedroom family homes.
As part of the agreement, Chestnut Homes will contribute £657,393 towards education provision and £116,875 for healthcare.
The company will also contribute a further £483,050 for road improvements, which will include work to upgrade the A46/Lincoln Road, Welton junction (Centurion Garage).
This contribution will fund the reduction of the speed limit on Lincoln Road and the creation of a new bus stop to serve the development. It will also fund the improvement of bus services to help with the sustainability of the development.
David Newton, Managing Director of Chestnut Homes, said: “We’re pleased that our development plans for Dunholme have been approved and we look forward to submitting a detailed planning application for the scheme in the near future.
“Subject to the approval of the detailed application and satisfying the conditions attached to the planning permissions, we hope to start work on site either later in the year, or in 2016.
“We believe that our scheme will provide a thoughtfully-designed development of much-needed new homes in a suitable location in Dunholme and will help to meet housing need locally.”
Of other items discussed at the meeting on Wednesday, April 1, the application by Globe Consultants to build nine four bedroom homes on land to the rear of 83 Waterford Lane, Cherry Willingham, was also approved by the council.
However, proposals to build 18 new homes on land to the west of Manor Farm, High Street, Scampton and 12 houses on land adjacent to Obam Lifts, Tillbridge Lane, Sturton by Stow were refused by councillors.