Developers are drawing up plans for up to 1,300 new homes near a North Yorkshire village.
A planning application for the homes at Middle Deepdale, near Eastfield, Scarborough, will be submitted to the borough council in the next few weeks.
If the plans are approved the first phase of development is expected to start in July 2011.
The 92-acre (37-hectare) site includes two pieces of land which have been earmarked for development since 1999.
The council owns one piece of land while the other belongs to developer Kebbell Development Ltd.
In a report to the council's corporate strategy committee, David Archer, the council's strategic director, said: "The proposals for development of Middle Deepdale continue to gather momentum.
"Work in preparing the outline planning application for submission is drawing to a close as the various studies, assessments and plans are nearing completion."
North Yorkshire County Council is providing a £2m grant for improvements to the road surrounding the development site and the creation of a new bridge to link the east and west side of Deepdale and the A64 to the A165.