DETAILS of a public drop-in event over plans for the new Peebles High School have been revealed.

Concerns have been raised by parents and the wider community on a number of areas of the council’s proposals for the project.

The engagement session will give the public a chance to speak directly to council officers working on the design of the school.

Councillor Leagh Douglas, executive member for education & lifelong learning, said: “The council is committed to delivering a state-of-the-art replacement school which will facilitate the delivery of a high-quality education for students.

“Throughout this design process public engagement has played an extremely important part in helping shape the overall look and feel of the new facility and this further engagement session offers another opportunity for the community to view the plans again in their current state.

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“It will also provide opportunity for council officers to explain the rationale behind the decision making and answer any questions members of the public may have so I would strongly urge anyone with an interest in this project to attend one of the advertised sessions.”

The session will take place on Thursday (February 2) at the Eastgate Theatre between 4pm and 6pm.

It will focus on six key themes relating to the project - learning models; capacity and roll assumptions; assembly/performance areas; detailed layouts and models; equalities; and delivery & programme.

There will also be an opportunity to record comments and leave feedback on the designs.

Additional engagement sessions have been planned with community council and parent council members to showcase the designs for the new school in more detail.