A large part of Ramsey on the Isle of Man is being completely revamped.
It is hoped the work will impact on the whole area
The local Commissioners have received approval for a £25m housing project on the Lezayre estate which has one third of the town's public sector homes.
The proposal is for the demolition of 157 houses on the estate, replacing them with 169 new homes.
Mary Bruce, Commissioners lead member for housing and properties, said the scheme would have a great impact upon the area generally.
She added: "The planning decision allows work to start at last on the actual redevelopment.
"The Commission will shortly issue tender documents for the new access road, to be followed by the first phase of development."
She said she looked forward to the provision of a new estate with modern standards of accommodation.
It is the latest in a series of public sector housing schemes in Ramsey, including the provision of 16 elderly person units on the Lezayre Estate.