TEN houses will be built in Pennine Way, Swadlincote to meet the need for affordable housing in South Derbyshire.
The development will be built on land owned by South Derbyshire District Council, and the scheme was approved by the authority’s planning committee.
A spokesman for Franklin Ellis Architects, which has designed the development, said: “The reason for this proposed development is simply that we have a demand for affordable housing that cannot be met through existing housing stock.
“There are 1,944 people that need homes in South Derbyshire and 1,186 of those want to live in Swadlincote.
“Most people have to live with their parents despite having families of their own.”
The site is a unused area of waste land.
Alternative land will be made available for parking, and no vehicles will be able to use the site at the start and end of the school day, to prevent disruption to Pennine Way Junior School.
Councillor Peter Watson, said: “All in all I think this is a superb scheme.”
The scheme was approved despite concerns raised about building work causing disruption to residents.
The houses will be managed by the council.