PLANS to build a “much-needed” 76-home development on the site of a former primary school in the Borders have been unveiled.

Howdenburn Primary School closed in 2020, with pupils transferring to Jedburgh Grammar Campus at Hartrigge Park.

The two, three and four-bedroom houses would be for social rent, according to proposals put forward by developers Cruden Homes.

They would be constructed for Borders-based Eildon Housing Association.

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Eildon’s chief executive, Nile Istephan, said: “The 76 new homes at Jedburgh brings another huge boost to the area, which is part of our strategy to invest £137 million in new homes for the Borders economy between now and 2027.”

Rory Stephens, of Cruden Homes, said affordable homes were “much-needed” for Jedburgh.

Border Telegraph: The area that the development would be inThe area that the development would be in (Image: Cruden Homes)

The 5.57-acre site would also include footpaths and “considerable open space”.

A Cruden spokesperson said that two consultation events – on January 18 and February 22 – would take place at Jedburgh Town Hall before a formal application was submitted to Scottish Borders Council.