People opposed to plans to build 1,200 homes on greenbelt land in south Nottinghamshire have vowed to continue their fight.
The site is on the southern edge of Nottingham
Rushcliffe Borough Council approved plans for the new homes at Edwalton at a meeting on Thursday night.
A government planning inspector had recommended rejection of the project and some residents believe it will put too much pressure on local services.
The local authority said there will be a public consultation on the plans.
Residents' spokesman Malcolm Baker told BBC News the development will create traffic problems.
"Local roads are full of rat runs and local schools and doctor's surgeries are full. Any more development in this area is just not on," he said.
But council officials have reassured residents increased traffic will be accommodated and public transport improved.