Planners have given the green light to develop state-of-the-art apartments for older people in Clay Cross.
The scheme, for 90 modern two-bedroomed homes and day care facilities, will be built on a site in Market Street.
The scheme is one of three extra care schemes that Derbyshire County Council is developing in partnership with Chevin Housing Association.
Work could start on site by February 2013 with a view to completion in October 2014.
Derbyshire County Council cabinet member for adult care Charles Jones said: “Our plan is to be able to offer as many older people as possible the opportunity to have their own front door and live independently for as long as possible in top quality accommodation and surroundings and stay together as a couple.
“We believe this is exactly what extra care delivers.”
Paul Hayes, director of new business at Together Housing Group, which is leading the scheme, said: “This development will provide state-of-the-art accommodation for people in the centre of Clay Cross.”