The Roman Gate housing development in Melton Mowbray will open to the public this spring, with the first homes being released onto the market at the same time.
Bellway is building 266 new homes on a 33-acre site off Leicester Road, just over a mile south west of the town centre.
A mix of two, three and four-bedroom properties will be made available to buy when the sales office opens its doors.
Roman Gate is part of a wider scheme of 520 homes being delivered by a consortium of housebuilders, which will provide an investment of around £6 million in local services and infrastructure.
Claire Black, Sales Manager for Bellway East Midlands, said: “Roman Gate is situated in a convenient location just off the A607 and within walking distance of Melton Mowbray town centre, making it an attractive development for buyers who work locally as well as those who commute to Leicester, Loughborough and Nottingham.
“We’re already seeing lots of interest in the development, which really highlights the need for new housing in this part of Leicestershire. As the lead developer in the consortium, we are pleased to be meeting this demand for new homes in Melton Mowbray.
“All the homes at Roman Gate will be from our Artisan Collection, a new range of house types devised following decades of customer input and which combine traditional craftsmanship with modern construction techniques.
“As well as delivering new homes for the town, we will be contributing significant sums of money to support vital services in the area, including education and transport.”
Financial contributions being made by the consortium will include £4.5 million towards road improvements, £530,000 for education and £500,000 towards sustainable transport.