GO-AHEAD has been given to build 70 new homes at a former Borders school site.

Howdenburn Primary School, which was built in 1970, closed in 2020 and was subsequently demolished with its pupils transferring to Jedburgh Grammar Campus at Hartrigge Park.

Members of Scottish Borders Council’s Planning and Building Standards Committee this week granted an application for a major new housing development for social rent on the 5.57-acre site in Lothian Road.

A range of semi-detached, terraced and flatted homes are to be built.