Views sought on Jedburgh housing plan

VIEWS are being sought on a proposal to build 76 ‘social rent’ homes on the site of a former primary school in the Scottish Borders town of Jedburgh.

The plan is from private sector house builder, Cruden Homes, alongside local housing association, Eildon.

Says a media release issued, here, on behalf of Cruden Homes: “The school, which was built in 1970 [on the town’s Howdenburn Drive], was closed in 2020 and subsequently demolished, with pupils transferring to Jedburgh Grammar Campus at Hartrigge Park.

“In addition to the new homes, the 5.57-acre site will also include associated infrastructure such as roads, footpaths, a SUDS (sustainable urban drainage) system and considerable open space.”

Adds the media release: “Cruden have worked with Eildon on the delivery of many new homes in the Borders, including in Newtown St Boswells, Galashiels and Earlston. This was undertaken as part of a partnership agreement between the housing association and Cruden Building (then Hart Builders), signed in 2017, to deliver at least 342 high-quality new homes for social rent, across eight sites in the Borders.

“A key element of the partnership is to work with local communities to create a legacy that goes beyond the provision of the new homes. Eildon and Cruden Building, for example, are working together to explore training, employment and other community benefits that can be factored into the programme at Earlston.”

There’s a face-to-face meeting scheduled for the 18th of this month, taking place in the Jedburgh Town Hall. A second event is set for the 22nd of next month.

More details of the consultation can be found, here.

Picture credit: Aitken Turnbull