Councillors have approved an outline application which could see up to 350 new homes in a Lancashire village.
Planning committee members gave the green light to the principal of the development in Cottam, following the resubmission of a previously refused application.
A similar application was turned down in April this year, and is now the subject of an appeal due to proceed by public inquiry next week.
But the new proposals from applicant CEG Land Promotions Ltd detail offers to help overcome previous concerns, such as off-site local highway improvements, and sustainable transport measures.
However, residents and community groups spoke out at Monday’s public meeting about their concerns for the development.
Coun Christine Abram said: “Hoyles Lane, Cottam Way and Lea Road all have weight restrictions which will be breached regularly by construction traffic.
“Where is the local risk assessment to show that the concerns of residents and safety of children at Lea Endowed School will be met?”
Lea and Cottam Parish Councillor Avril Roulston said: “We believe this application should be refused until the infrastructure questions have been resolved.”
Principal planning officer Natalie Beardsworth told the meeting that benefits of the proposal included a sound contribution to housing supply, 30% affordable housing and high energy efficiency standards.
The outline application, relating to land to the north of Hoyles Lane and to the east of Sidgreaves Lane, was granted approval by 12 votes to three.
It proposes a mixed use development on 19.45 hectares, including a primary school.