Plans to build 1,715 homes, a 100-bedroom hotel and a primary school in a Denbighshire village have been agreed.
Outline planning permission has been given for the sprawling development at Bodelwyddan by Denbighshire council's planning committee.
The community has a population of just over 2,100 and about 100 have raised concerns about the development's scale.
A care home, new highway and 64 acres of land for business development are also included in the proposals.
The application was first submitted to the council in December 2013 and a public consultation was held between January and March 2014.
Planning officials say there is a need for new housing, including affordable properties.
Outline planning permission was granted by 15 votes to nine with one abstention.