Housing developers Persimmon said they welcomed the permission granted by Mansfield District Council to allow them to begin work on the development.
Persimmon Homes Nottingham plans to build 200 homes, off Water Lane, Pleasley.
Avalon, as it will be named, will feature two, three, four and five-bedroom homes.
Neil Follows, managing director at Persimmon Homes Nottingham, said: "Our anticipated investment in Mansfield forms part of our strategic expansion programme that aims to bring 202 new homes to the Nottinghamshire region.
"We are committed to building stylish new homes that not only address the needs of the homeownership market but also appeals to buyer's keen to remain
in the locality, and within easy reach of local amenities and transport links.
"Our plans for the site aims to meet the needs of a wide range of purchasers, from first-time buyers to growing families looking for more