North East Lincolnshire Council adopted a local plan which estimates that 13,000 homes need to be built in the region over the next 14 years.
Councillors voted through the proposals unamiously at a meeting of the full council in Cleethorpes.
The local plan is legally required by the council to be adopted in order to outline future developments and to give guidance on whether or not an application can be granted.
The plan estimates that around 13,340 homes will have to be built in the borough by 2032.
9,000 jobs could also be attracted to the region as part of the plan, according to the council.
Among the applications under the plan is the controversial development of 199 homes in Waltham.
150 objections have been lodged against the application including three parish councils.
Councillor David Watson, deputy leader of the council, said that the plan is an important document for the council.
“Public engagement has been key and we saw a great turnout at our consultations,” he said.
“I want to thank all who took part and council staff for their efforts.”
Leader of the opposition, Councillor Philip Jackson, said he supported the local plan but had reservations about development in Waltham.
“It’s the most important decision that this council will approve,” he said.
“I did try unsuccessfully to remove one application from my ward before it was submitted.
“But it is good that we have a plan with ambition and regeneration.”