A major new housing development proposed for Aberdeen could help to meet the demand for affordable housing in the north-east.
The multimillion-pound Aberdeen City Council scheme will bring 55 new homes to East Woodcroft, Bridge of Don.
The local authority has confirmed 25% of the properties will be low-cost homes, available to rent or buy.
The council has submitted a proposal of application notice for the development, which has been earmarked for land between Ashwood estate and Scotstown Road.
A formal application is due to be submitted in the spring.
The proposals are part of a long-term commitment to delivering 2,430 affordable homes by 2019.
As well as the East Woodcroft scheme, another eight sites have been allocated for new homes – Bucksburn Farm; the former Craighill, Tillydrone, St Machar and Summerhill academies; the current Kincorth Academy site and the former Aberdon care home in Tillydrone.
In order to complete the properties as quickly as possible, the council will enter into a joint-venture development partnership with a firm, as yet unnamed, and is to spend £3million on readying each site.
Councillor Jenny Laing, leader of the council, said: “I am delighted that substantial progress is now being made on the East Woodcroft site, following quickly on from similar action to prepare the way for developing the former Tillydrone and Craighill primary school sites.
“This administration has a clear commitment to deliver new housing for Aberdeen and to put the mechanisms in place to make sure we provide them as quickly as possible.
“The broad range of tenures will suit a wide range of people and will give local young people the opportunity to continue to live, work and raise their families in this city. This will also ensure that we are well placed to attract the key workers which Aberdeen really needs.”
A drop-in consultation event, giving people the chance to share their thoughts on the development, is being held on January 28 in Oldmachar Church, from 2-7pm.