Aberdeen city and shire both have sufficient land to accommodate many years of new house constructions, according to a new report.
The document reveals there is room for around 50,000 homes, adding that the rate of building is forecast to return to pre-recession level some time this year.
The 2014 Housing Land Audit goes on to say that house building will then reach record levels for each of the next six years.
These figures contradict recent statements by developers that lack of land was constraining the economy, said Aberdeen City councillor Ramsay Milne.
Mr Milne, chairman of the Aberdeen City and Shire Strategic Development Planning Authority (SDPA), said: “Scottish Government planning policy dictates that a minimum effective supply of five years’ worth of land should be maintained at all times.
“The Housing Land Audit shows that we have considerably more than that available.”
Vice-chairman of SDPA, Aberdeenshire councillor Peter Argyle, added: “Both Aberdeen city and shire councils have up-to-date local development plans and are now reviewing these in line with the strategic development plan.
“This is a significant achievement, with Aberdeen city and shire being the only city region with a fully up-to-date development plan.