Plans for eco-flats in Oxford led by TV presenter Kevin McCloud have now been recommended for approval.
Councillors at Oxford City Council voted to grant the plans at a meeting on Wednesday. They were previously turned down over parking concerns.
The proposed 40 flats at Barns Road, Cowley will include a workshop for the homelessness charity Emmaus.
A council planning meeting on 5 June approved two developments in Northway and Westlands Drive.
The three developments by the Grand Designs presenter”s house-building company, HabOakus will bring a total of 108 flats to the city.
Walls for the eco-homes will be built from Hemcrete, a material made from the hemp plant, and rainwater harvested from the roofs.
It will have a residents” roof garden and now aims to be car free.