Salford City Council has approved a planning application from Connell Property Partnership and Shea Investments for 470 homes on land around Orchard Street in Pendleton.
The 21-acre site, which is close to Pendleton town centre, is split into two sections by Holland Street and is currently being used for a mix of storage and recycling uses.
The developers are planning 470 properties in a mix of houses and apartments, alongside public open space.
Rachel May, a planner from Avison Young, said: “There is already a lot of development and positive change in the area including the 429 homes on Charleston Riverside, new student accommodation and a further 500 homes permitted at Castle Irwell. The Orchard Street residential development will make a significant contribution to the ongoing regeneration of the area, providing a new high-quality environment for much needed homes on brownfield land.
“The plan is to provide open space along the route of the former Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, as well as create a children’s’ play area, opening up the site and helping to instil a sense of community amongst the future residents.”
The land around Orchard Street is occupied by a small number of commercial units, such as a nursery and a gym.
The developers were advised by Avison Young and Open.