Carlton Highland Hotel

Posted on: June 14, 2024

Significant and welcome improvements

Address: Carlton Highland Hotel, 19 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1SD

Proposal: Removal of access shutters forming 2x new retail frontages on Jeffery street elevation; proposed retail frontage uniform upgrade and facade change to existing retail units on North Bridge and High Street elevation

Reference: 24/02287/LBC

Closing date for comments: Fri 14 Jun 2024

Determination date: Fr1 12 Jul 2024

Cockburn Response

The Cockburn supports this application.

North Bridge is an important and high traffic thoroughfare. The proposed unification and upgrading of retail units along the hotel’s façade will result in a significant and welcome aesthetic improvement to the street.

The introduction of new retails units into Jeffrey Street is also to  Jeffrey Street is also welcome.  In addition to an aesthetic improvement, this should encourage more street activation and support pedestrian security along the street.