Planning approval represents the first milestone following Wates’ selection as the City of Cardiff Council’s development partner in January 2016.
The Cardiff Living partnership aims to build 1,500 homes across 40 sites over the next 10 years. Of these, 600 will be council homes and 900 for private sale.
Plots so far approved include 192 homes at Willowbrook West in St Mellons, eight homes in Old St Mellons, 31 homes in Llanrumney and 16 homes in Llanishen.
The fifth site, at Braunton Crescent and Clevedon Road in Llanrumney, will be the first plot to be developed, with work on more than 100 new homes scheduled to start in February 2017.
Wates Residential managing director Joanne Jamieson said: “It is evident that there is an increased local need for housing in Cardiff and the council’s ambitious plans will significantly help to address this urgent demand. Securing planning approval for the first five Cardiff Living sites will enable us to kick-start the council’s regeneration strategy to invest in the city’s housing stock and create high-quality, energy efficient homes for the local community.
“The scale of investment being made in Cardiff is also a vital opportunity to bring positive benefit for the community, and with planning approval now achieved, we are focussed on putting into action our joint commitment with the council to train and employ local people.”