The plan for 135 homes off Cookson Way, Brough With St Giles, was rejected by members of Richmondshire District Council’s planning committee in 2021.
Objectors likened the proposed properties to “shoeboxes”, while Colburn councillor and council leader Angie Dale she felt the houses would be “packed like sardines” on the estate and an earlier scheme approved in 2018 was “far superior”
However, the applicant successfully appeal to the planning inspector in August.
Avant Homes says it has now acquired the 10-acre site and will start work in January on the £28m development which will be called Brompton Mews.
The development will include a mix of two, three and four-bedroom homes.
Of the 135 homes proposed to be built, 30 per cent will be classed affordable housing with a range of affordable rent and discount market sale properties.
Avant Homes will also contribute around £380,000 for the provision of local education and recreation facilities.
Work is set to commence on site in January, with a show home expected to open in spring 2023.
The first homes are set to be ready for occupation in June 2023 with the site expected to be completed by 2026.
Avant Homes North East managing director, Don Anderson, said: “Brompton Mews is a fantastic opportunity to further expand our presence in the north east of England into Richmondshire.
“Catterick is a popular village with a real demand for homes for modern family living.
“With the site’s close proximity to Catterick Garrison and major road links, we expect Brompton Mews to appeal to a wide range of buyers.
“We look forward to the commencement of groundworks at the site in January 2023.”