Keepmoat will now build 401 new homes at the former Woodford Lodge High School site in Winsford. The brownfield site covers 30 acres. Work is expected to start on site this summer.
The new Woodford Grange development will include 130 affordable properties built on behalf of the council within the development – the first in the borough for nearly 40 years.
Keepmoat regional managing director Gareth Roberts said: “Working in partnership with the council, we have identified key ways to regenerate a surplus piece of land and really invest in Winsford while creating housing solutions – particularly for first time buyers.”