Carlton Highland Hotel
Posted on: June 16, 2023
No information is supplied to enable an understanding of any potential impacts on North Bridge and Market Street
Address: Carlton Highland Hotel 19 North Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1SD
Proposal: Formation of 23 new hotel guestrooms partially within the existing 6th floor and partially over the existing roof structure (reduced floor plate).
Reference No: 23/02092/FUL and 23/02091/LBC
Closing date for comments: Fri 23 Jun 2023
Determination date: Fri 14 Jul 2023
The Cockburn objects to this application. The proposed alterations to the hotel’s roofscape are clearly inconsistent with the architect’s original design concept for this side of North Bridge which requires clear separation between each of the façade elements to be maintained and carried through in the rooftop design.
Furthermore, no information is supplied to enable an understanding of any potential impacts on North Bridge and Market Street arising from this development as a result of an increase in associated visitor and service access requirements.
Several hotel proposals are coming forward currently in and around Central Edinburgh. The ad hoc nature of these applications makes it impossible to understand the potential cumulative impact arising from the additional access and service requirements of these developments. The City of Edinburgh Council has an opportunity to take a pro-active approach to the development of a unified Servicing Plan for hotels and similar developments in consultation with Edinburgh residents and other stakeholders.