A development of 81 homes is to be built is to built on land in the centre of Clowne where North Derby College once stood.
The land has been derelict since the college was demolished but now Bellway Homes is planning to turn the site in Rectory Road, into Scholars Place.
Sales advisor Pam Shelley said: “We have had some really positive feedback on the homes and on site as a whole.
“People have said they are pleased to see the build going ahead and the mix of house types and sizes has been well received.”
The development has been eagerly awaited since the demolition of the former college.
Bellway Homes Sales Director Ben Smith said: “We are pleased to be part of the regeneration taking place within the centre of Clowne.
“Our team has worked closely with planners at Bolsover District Council to create a balance of house styles and sizes that meets the needs of people in Clowne while ensuring the design blends with the local area.
“We have designed new styles of homes specifically for this development.”