Work can begin on a 3,000 home Aberdeen development this month after planning permission in principle was granted by a council.
The Countesswells development, which includes 750 affordable homes, schools, employment land, parks and leisure and healthcare facilities, is to be phased over 15 years and is worth around £1 billion.
And now the plans in principle, lodged by Stewart Milne Homes, have been given the green light by Aberdeen City Council meaning the first work can begin this month.
The plans include a new secondary school and two new primaries as well a road improvements in the area and open spaces.
The move comes after the UK Government announced an £86 million guarantee to help the scheme go ahead at the end of last month.
John Slater, group managing director at Stewart Milne Homes, said at the time: “It is a critical project for the city over the next 15 years, delivering much needed homes and community facilities that in turn will compliment Aberdeen’s economic growth.”
As a result of the approval Allan McGregor has been appointed as project manager and Claire Burt as Community Liaison Officer for the development.
One of Allan’s roles will be to manage the staging of the infrastructure through the initial years of the project and the long-term development programme.
Claire, who has previously worked with Stagecoach and BAA, will liaise with residents, groups and community stakeholders.