Plans to build 226 new homes on green belt land have been given the go-ahead by Dacorum Borough Council.
The development, housebuilder CALA Homes, broke ground on the border of the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, between Icknield Way and Aylesbury Road.
The scheme includes two-bedroom starter homes to five-bedroom family properties, with 40 per cent of the homes allocated as affordable housing.
It will also feature extensive open space providing pedestrian and cycle routes, children’s play areas and parkland, an extension to the existing cemetery and a commercial area.
Andrew Aldridge, land director at CALA Homes Chiltern, said: “We’re delighted to have received planning permission to deliver a high quality development of brand new homes and community space in Tring.
"As a Green Belt release, this is a really important site for Tring and we took on board the views of planners, the local community and other stakeholders when shaping our proposals.
“Our vision is to create a modern and inclusive community which is in keeping with its superb location that will benefit not only future residents but the wider community in Tring.”
The development is just one mile from the centre of Tring with its range of shops and local amenities and is ideally placed for local road networks including access to the M25.
House building is scheduled to start early next week, ahead of the development launch in summer 2020.