Page last updated at 07:05 GMT, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 08:05 UK

School land use scheme examined

Earlston High School artist's impression
A new high school is due to open in Earlston next year

Draft proposals for the future use of a high school site in the Borders are to be put out for public consultation.

A new building will replace Earlston High School enabling the council to sell the existing land.

A report to councillors has suggested the best use for the site would be to turn it over to housing - with room for about 60 properties.

A two-month period has been set aside to gauge public opinion on what should be constructed on the land.

The new high school is to open in autumn 2009 on a nearby site.

It will leave a large slice of land in the town open for redevelopment.

A council report said that housing would be the most appropriate use but added that some retail development might be acceptable.

Scottish Borders Council will now consult with the public over the potential uses for the land.


SEE ALSO
School site future in spotlight
11 Feb 08 |  South of Scotland
70m high school contract signed
01 Feb 07 |  South of Scotland
Minister studies school PPP plan
24 Aug 06 |  South of Scotland
New secondaries up for approval
05 Jun 06 |  South of Scotland
60m schools project forum opens
24 Mar 06 |  Scotland

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific