Plans for 350 homes in Dawlish have been given the go ahead after a public inquiry.
The Planning Inspectorate gave the green the light for the development on land, south of Shutterton Lane, Dawlish this week.
Teignbridge Council refused the scheme by developers Shutterton Park Limited and they then appealed.
A public inquiry took place at the end of April and the findings and results were revealed on September 10.
The outline plans also include multi-purpose community building; car parking; hard and soft landscaping and open space; a sustainable urban drainage system; and new vehicular, cycle and pedestrian routes.
In the findings from the Department for Communities and Local Government it said in its decision statement: " Although the appeal proposal would be contrary to the out of date LP (Local Plan), the Council do not have a five year housing land supply so that, in accordance with the provisions of the Framework, full weight can no longer be given to the policies of that plan.
"Furthermore, although the appeal scheme would also conflict with policies in the eLP, that has not been subjected to independent examination and so is likely to be subject to change. The appeal scheme represents sustainable development which would make a significant contribution towards addressing the undersupply of housing, including affordable housing, in the District.
"Therefore, although it would cause some limited and localised harm to the character and appearance of the countryside, the Secretary of State is satisfied that this would not significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits of the appeal scheme when assessed against the policies of the Framework taken as a whole."
Teignbridge Councillors turned down the application originally as they thought it was overdevelopment and it would dissolve the natural break between Dawlish and Dawlish Warren.