Councillors in Aberdeen have paved the way for hundreds of new homes on eight sites across the city.
The Labour-led administration has pledged to deliver more than 2,000 affordable houses by 2017.
The new properties will be a mix including social rent, mid-market rent, low-cost home ownership and private sale.
The sites for development were selected as the former Bucksburn Farm; the old Craighill, Smithfield, Tillydrone and St Machar primaries; East Woodcroft in Bridge of Don; Kincorth Academy and the former Aberdon care home in Tillydrone.
The council now plans to enter into a development partnership to provide the homes “as quickly as possible”.
The authority has approved spending £3million for preparatory work to ensure the sites are ready to be developed once the joint venture deal is in place.
Council leader Jenny Laing said: “This decision shows a clear commitment by this administration to deliver new housing for Aberdeen and to put the mechanisms in place to make sure we provide the homes, many of them affordable, as soon as possible.
“It is vitally important that we provide a broad range of tenures because this is all about providing homes to suit a wide range of people and circumstances.
“This will give local young people the opportunity to continue live, work and raise their families in this city.
“It also means we will be in a much better position to attract people to come and live in Aberdeen, especially the key workers who we really need but who might currently be deterred by the high cost of living and the shortage of affordable homes to buy or rent.”
A Liberal Democrat amendment to ensure at least 60% of the homes are built for social rent was voted down by 36 to 5. However, Mrs Laing said that further talks would take place as to the split of affordable housing within the total.