Plans for a new high school at Earlston have been recommended for approval.
The plans for the new Earlston High are recommended for approval
The project, on land at Turfford Park, would see a state-of-the-art complex of buildings on a new site which is currently part of Georgefield Farm.
Planning officials have recommended approval for the scheme, provided a number of conditions covering areas like access and landscaping are met.
Objections have been lodged by both Scottish Natural Heritage and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.
SNH has voiced concerns about possible effects on the nearby River Tweed Special Area of Conservation.
While SEPA has expressed fears about the possible flood risks at the site.
The Earlston project is one of three new high schools in a £60m public private partnership in the Scottish Borders.