Proposals for a major £15.5m development which features 135 new homes in Chester have been permitted.
The project will be delivered by Chester & District Housing Trust (CDHT), a partner of the Homes and Communities Agency.
The development will consists of canal side city centre apartments at Suffolk House, on Francis Street, Newtown and private new retirement he elderly for sale at Hoole House on Willow Crescent, Hoole.
The new home development plans also include the construction of sustainable family homes at Kings Lea House, Heather Court, Boughton and Rake Way, Saughall.
Paul Knight, CDHT director of neighbourhoods and regeneration, said: "These developments are significant for the area, delivering very high standard city centre living whilst we continue to feel the effects of the recession across the North West.
"These commercial projects make CDHT one of the biggest developers in the area. We have worked closely with stakeholders, including residents and Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC) and supporting local businesses is a key driver during these tough economic times. These are hugely successful mixed use schemes, delivering sustainable communities that signal our intent to continue to regenerate for the benefit of Chester and beyond."