Developer Keepmoat will build 401 homes at the former Woodford Lodge High School site in Winsford.
The new housing scheme, which has been called Woodford Grange, spans 30 acres of brownfield and will provide home hunters and first time buyers with access to a collection of two, three and four bedroom properties under the government backed Help to Buy scheme.
There will be 130 affordable properties built on behalf of Cheshire West and Chester Council within the development – the first local authority houses built within the Borough for nearly 40 years.
Gareth Roberts, regional managing director for Keepmoat in the North West, 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. ”
Work is anticipated to start on site later this summer.