Planning chiefs have given the green light to a development of up to 325 homes.
Barnsley Council has granted property regeneration company Harworth Estates outline planning permission for the development at Mapplewell, subject to a planning agreement.
The development will regenerate the former North Gawber Colliery, which closed in 1988.
Harworth’s scheme includes a full remediation of the 40-acre site so that development platforms can be prepared for the building of the houses and a financial contribution towards future school places in the area.
Following approval, Harworth will look to undertake the preparatory works, before delivering the housing scheme in partnership with chosen house builders.
Claire Kent, planning director for Barton Willmore who advised Harworth on their application, said “We are delighted that members overwhelmingly voted to approve this innovative scheme, which will deliver numerous benefits directly to the existing local community.
“These include a package of improvements to Mapplewell village centre.”
The construction of the houses is expected to begin next year and be completed in around five years.