City chiefs give go-ahead to £498m tram line
At a charged meeting in the City Chambers this afternoon, the proposals won the backing of all parties except the SNP who said the controverisal scheme remained flawed.
The decision means councillors have now approved the business case and preferred contractors for the project.
The project will come back to the council again in December for further updates on the financial position but contracts are expected to be signed in January with work beginning in earnest the following month.
Councillor Phil Wheeler, the city's transport leader, hailed today's decision as a "historic moment" in the city's history.