POP-UP” homes could be used to help attract vital workers to the North-east.
Modular housing is being considered in a bid to build homes quickly to try to encourage key staff to the region.
Modular homes, nicknamed pop-up because of the speed at which they can be built, are constructed using pre-assembled sections. They come with insulation, wiring and plumbing installed and require minimal foundations.
It’s hoped such housing would encourage key workers such as nurses and carers to come to the area.
Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire councils today revealed both are investigating the feasibility of investing money into the scheme.
The councils would still have to go through the planning process for the homes but, if they are approved, they could be built quickly.
Aberdeenshire Council is initially targeting areas such as Inverurie and Stonehaven as locations for the pop-up housing, while the city is looking at land in Culter.