More homes are about to pop up around Maitland.
Council last night approved plans for 176 houses on Dagworth Road at Louth Park and 71 on Raymond Terrace Road at Thornton.
It comes just a couple of weeks after Defence Housing Australia got the green light for more than 500 homes at Thornton.
250 homes will be constructed for defence members and their families while the remaining lots will be sold to the public.
97 homes have been built so far in the first two stages of development, with a further 15 homes still under construction.