Taylor Wimpey North West has secured reserved matters planning permission for 127 homes in Tarvin, near Chester.
Cheshire West & Chester Council unanimously approved the application for the housing development, which will be built on land off Tarporley Road.
Carol Clarke, associate at HOW Planning, acted on behalf of Taylor Wimpey North West. She said: "The development presents a great opportunity for the council to address their immediate housing shortfall and in particular provide much needed affordable housing in this rural location.
"Now the scheme has been given the go-ahead it will be delivered very quickly providing much needed new housing for the local area."
Gareth Owen, land and planning director at Taylor Wimpey North West, said: "This scheme has been specifically designed to complement the existing surroundings and feedback from local residents has been extremely supportive.
"We are looking forward to working with the community to ensure the development not only provides new housing, but is also delivered in a way that successfully responds to its environment."
Taylor Wimpey plans to create green space, affordable housing, an extended woodland and wildlife corridor with enhanced links to the village centre and Tarvin Primary School.
The development was promoted through the Government's presumption in favour of sustainable development and will provide 35% affordable housing in addition to a new homes bonus contribution.
The £11.3m build programme is expected to create 73 full time jobs annually over three years.