Housing plans unveiled for former Jedburgh primary school site

CRUDEN Homes has revealed proposals to deliver 76 homes for social rent on the site of the former Howdenburn Primary School in Jedburgh.

The school, which was built in 1970, was closed in 2020 when pupils transferred to Jedburgh Grammar Campus at Hartrigge Park.

As well as the new homes, the 5.57-acre site will also include associated infrastructure such as roads, footpaths, a sustainable urban drainage system, and ‘considerable’ open space.

If approved, the two, three and four-bedroom homes will be constructed for Eildon Housing Association.

A proposal of application notice (PAN) has been submitted to Scottish Borders Council, signifying the formal notice of intent to submit a planning application following a minimum 12-week consultation period. Two consultation events for the site will take place on 18th January and 22nd February at Jedburgh Town Hall.

Rory Stephens from Cruden Homes said, “We are delighted to be bringing forward these much-needed affordable homes to Jedburgh for Eildon Housing Association. As a company, The Cruden Group have built up a strong relationship with Eildon in the Scottish Borders, which goes well beyond the delivery of homes.

“This includes the creation of training, employment and other community benefits, which brings so much to local communities. Through the consultation process we are looking forward to receiving input from the local community, who will play a key part in shaping our proposals.”

Nile Istephan, Eildon chief executive, added, “The 76 new homes at Jedburgh brings another huge boost to the area, which is part of our strategy to invest £137 million in new homes for the Borders economy between now and 2027. We’re pleased to again be working with Cruden on this much anticipated development.”