UK Regeneration has been given the go-ahead for “exemplar garden town” in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.
The development will provide 1,500 new homes in the region.
UKR said the Biggleswade project would be the first of a series of villages that will “emerge from a coherently planned country park, with a uniquely rural 'take' on the standard urban extension model”.
Just 40% of the site will be developed for housing, with the rest given over to woodlands, walkways, cycleways, allotments and playing fields.
Jackie Sadek, UKR chief operating officer, said: “We are on a mission to prove