PROPOSALS for 76 homes on a former Borders school site will go on show as part of a public consultation by developers.

Pupils from Howdenburn Primary in Jedburgh were moved to the new Grammar Campus in 2020.

And the school – built in 1970 – was demolished.

Now, Cruden Homes – on behalf of Eildon Housing Association – is consulting the public on plans to build 76 houses for social rent on the site, as well as associated roads, footpaths, drainage systems and open space.

Rory Stephens from Cruden Homes said: “We are delighted to be bringing forward our proposals for these much-needed affordable homes for Eildon Housing Association for public consultation.

“The local community will have the chance to ask questions and provide feedback, which will play a part in shaping our scheme as we progress it.

“We would encourage those interested to attend, noting that our proposals will also be on our website, giving those unable to come along the opportunity to view and comment on them.”

The consultation will open on Wednesday, January 18, with the proposals on display at Jedburgh Town Hall from 4pm-8pm.

The proposals will also be accessible through Cruden Homes' website on the same day.

Members of the public will be invited to ask questions and provide feedback to developers.

The homes planned for the site will include two, three and four-bedroom "high-quality homes" for Eildon Housing Association.

Cruden Homes and Eildon have been partners since 2017 and have delivered homes in Newtown St Boswells, Galashiels and Earlston – part of an agreement to deliver "at least" 342 high-quality homes for social rent.

Nile Istephan, Eildon's chief executive, said: “We’re pleased to again be working with Cruden on this much anticipated development.

“It builds on the strong relationship we already enjoy with the company in the Scottish Borders.

"This goes beyond the delivery of homes and includes the creation of training, employment and other community benefits, which brings many benefits to local communities.

“These new homes are part of our strategy to invest £137 million in new homes for the Borders economy between now and 2027.”

A second consultation on the 76 homes, including feedback from the first event, will be held on Wednesday, February 22 at Jedburgh Town Hall.

To view the proposals online on January 18, visit:

And for more information on the proposals, contact Orbit Communications on 0131 202 3259 or by emailing: