Second consultation event planned for Jedburgh housing proposals

THE public will have an opportunity to see and comment on updated proposals by Cruden Homes for the delivery of 76 homes for social rent for Eildon Housing Association on the site of the former Howdenburn Primary School in Jedburgh.

The school, which was built in 1970, was closed in 2020 and subsequently demolished, with pupils transferring to Jedburgh Grammar Campus.

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

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

A consultation event will take place on Wednesday 22nd February from 4pm-8pm at Jedburgh Town Hall. Proposals can also be viewed on the project website at, with display boards uploaded on the morning of 22nd February. This second consultation event follows an initial one held on January 18.

Cruden has worked with Eildon on the delivery of many new homes in the Borders, including in Newtown St Boswells, Galashiels and Earlston.

Rory Stephens from 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. 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.”

Nile Istephan, Eildon chief executive, added, “The addition of more social rented homes in the Borders is part of our £137 million 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.”