Councillors have agreed on plans for a 10,000-home new town in South Cambridgeshire called Northstowe.
In all, ten district and county councillors on the Northstowe Joint Development Control Committee approved the proposals.
Following this decision, plans for the first phase of the development - potentially comprising 1,500 homes, a primary school, sports hub, areas of open space, a local centre, shops, employment opportunities and a household recycling centre - will be revised.
Work will also begin on laying out how the second phase will progress.
"We are all aiming to make sure Northstowe is a great place to live, work and go to school," explained councillor Tim Wotherspoon, South Cambridgeshire District Council's cabinet member for Northstowe.
"There is a huge demand for new homes in South Cambridgeshire, including properties that are affordable, to support the growth in new jobs."
The development of Northstowe is largely dependent on upgrades to the A14 in order to create access to the town.
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