A housing association boss has called on Aberdeen councillors to back a new affordable homes development.
Grampian Housing Association wants to build 153 flats at abandoned land at Nelson Street.
But the Alhikmah Foundation charity has a rival plan for the site including new football and cricket pitches.
The finance committee will this week decide which plan to back.
A letter from the association’s Craig Stirrat reads: “We believe the provision of such accommodation is essential for the economic prosperity and resilience of the city because the NRS population estimates for the city indicate that there will be a negative change in the 16-24 year band of -4.6% and low growth of 3.4% in the 25-34 year band by 2039.”
The charity’s Aqeel Ajazi said: ‘’We fully support the need for delivery of affordable homes across the city, and also the need for graduate and key worker housing.
“However, there is a vast amount of allocated housing and brownfield sites across the city that could and should be accommodating these housing proposals.”