The brownfield site at the former Brett Works has been derelict for 30 years and was originally earmarked for a Tesco Superstore.
But that scheme was rebuffed by Barbergh District Council and a new development by McCarthy and Stone unanimously approved.
Mick George has now started on site to complete the necessary demolition stages to enable the build of 35 one and two-bedroom apartments and 29 luxury living, bungalow and cottage style homes.
Michael George, Contracts Director at Mick George Ltd said: ‘’Since we made the announcement only two months back of our extension further East of the country, we have struck some very strong partnerships, not least the one with McCarthy and Stone.
“This one has been particularly productive, with three contracts won on various developments already. Long may it continue.’’