A specialist nursing home for people with dementia is to be built in north Oxfordshire because the area has a "clear need" for it, a planning committee has decided.
Cherwell District Council approved the 36-bedroom two-storey building in Adderbury, near Banbury.
It will be developed on a greenfield site near the Gracewell nursing home.
It is expected 36 full-time jobs will be created at the site which will provide 24-hour care.
David Hughes, chairman of the planning committee, said: "We welcome proposals that provide for those living with dementia and other neurological conditions.
"There is a clear need for such facilities in the district.
"The proposal will see the development of a greenfield site but the significant benefits of the facility, including job creation, will decisively outweigh any harm, making the nursing facility a valuable addition to the area."
The plans have been backed by Adderbury Parish Council, and include tree planting, landscaping, and parking.