A group of former Dundee schools and a nursery are to be demolished to make way for new housing and community buildings.
Dundee City Council will raze the buildings over the course of 2019.
As well as clearing space for new developments, demolishing the buildings will also reduce security costs as they will no longer be targets for vandals.
The buildings to be demolished are the former Frances Wright nursery and the old St Luke’s and St Matthew’s, Longhaugh, St Vincent’s and Rosebank primary schools.
Kevin Cordell, convener of Dundee City Council’s neighbourhood services committee said: “In the plan we are also ensuring that efforts are made to meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable members of our communities with the provision of wheelchair adapted housing and housing that is specifically designed for individuals who need care and support.”
The Dundee Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) 2019-24 sets out the affordable housing investment priorities of the council and its partners for the next five years including a particular needs housing target of up to 30% of the total built.
It says that more than 1000 affordable new homes will be built in Dundee between now and 2021.
Lynne Short, convener of the council’s city development committee, added: “Most of the sites are earmarked for housing but part of the land at St Vincent’s would make a great community play area and the Frances Wright site will be home to a new, modern and importantly bigger, nursery within the next couple of years.”
Demolition on the sites is expected to start within the next few weeks.