Hambleton District Council's planning committee has given the go-ahead to The Green, a major mixed-use development on a 20-acre greenfield site off York Road, Easingwold.
The master plan, submitted by Jomast Developments, had received overwhelming support from the local community, and it will provide much-needed services to the North Yorkshire market town.
The scheme will include a large food store and petrol station, 70 family homes, 45 retirement apartments and 51 bungalows for senior living, a three-storey 60-bedroom care home, NHS medical facilities and hospital beds, green walking routes, public open space and play areas.
Adam Hearld, Development Director from Jomast Developments, said, "We are delighted to receive planning permission for The Green at Easingwold; consultations with the community consistently demonstrated huge support for the scheme.
"The development will bring about social, economic and environmental benefits to the area by providing essential services, facilities, and intergenerational living opportunities. It will also bring trade to the town and job opportunities during and after construction".
Throughout the design process, Jomast paid considerable attention to the environmental and sustainable aspects of the scheme.
All buildings will deliver a low environmental impact, be powered by low-carbon and renewable technologies, and have Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) to capture and reduce rainwater run-off.
High-quality landscaping has been included throughout to attract wildlife, and new trees will be planted to complement existing mature trees and hedgerows. Walking & cycling routes are also provided throughout the site to promote sustainable travel, and electric vehicle charging points will be installed.
Adam added: "Easingwold is a beautiful market town. We wanted to ensure the masterplan not only included the much-need services the local community were crying out for but also complimented the village's look and feel.
"This is a landscape-led development which will offer an attractive environment for people to live and enhance the local communities' quality of life”.