UPDATED plans to build 76 ‘affordable’ homes on the site of a former Borders school will be unveiled later this month.

Jedburgh’s Howdenburn Primary closed in 2020 and was subsequently demolished, with pupils transferring to Jedburgh Grammar Campus at Hartrigge Park.

The latest proposals for the Cruden Homes project will be on show at a consultation event in the town hall on Wednesday, February 22, between 4pm-8pm.

The plans for the “much-needed” properties for social rent, which will be built for Eildon Housing, will also be available online on that date.

An initial consultation was held on January 18.

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

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“Our first consultation event was extremely well-attended, and we have looked to incorporate the feedback provided into our revised proposals where possible. The local community will again have the chance again to ask questions and provide feedback at this event, which will continue to play a major role 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 project would see “high-quality” two and three-bedroom houses built on the 5.57-acre site.

Footpaths, a sustainable urban drainage system and “considerable open space” are also planned as part of the development.

Cruden has worked with Eildon on a number of housing projects in the Borders - including in Newtown St Boswells, Galashiels and Earlston - as part of a partnership agreement.

Nile Istephan, Eildon’s chief executive, said: “The addition of more social rented homes in the Borders is part of our £137m investment into the local economy.

“Part of our strategy is to build up to 800 new homes across the area and address the ongoing need for high-quality affordable housing.”