Countryside Properties has been confirmed as preferred developer to deliver new housing in the Brinnington suburb of north Stockport.
A meeting of Stockport Council Executive also approved public consultation on up to 292 new homes and changes to leisure facilities in the area.
Proposals include new leisure facilities at a more central location, replacing the Life Leisure Lapwing centre. This option arose out of a consultation in 2011.
Consultation began in March into a separate proposal to relocate Castle Hill High School from its current base in Brinnington to the site of the former Offerton School.
Cllr Iain Roberts, Executive Member for Economic Development and Regeneration at Stockport Council, said: "We've been working hard for a number of years to improve housing and facilities in Brinnington and this marks a significant step forward.
"The next step is to talk to local people and find out their views on the developments.
"We're going to start consulting with residents and community groups in the next few months and I would encourage everyone to have their say."