Plans submitted for improvement of public spaces in Charlotte Square

Following extensive consultation with key stakeholders and heritage groups, The Charlotte Square Collection has today submitted a detailed planning application which sets out a vision to substantially upgrade and improve the public spaces within Charlotte Square.  The Collection is an estate of 15 townhouses in Charlotte Square run by Edinburgh-based property company, Corran Properties Limited. 

Nick Ball, Director of Corran Properties, said: “Right from the outset we said that the improvements to the historic buildings of the Square must be matched by a commensurate amount of care and attention to the public areas.  We have engaged widely with stakeholders on these proposals and worked with the very best professional team to bring forward a proposal that is utterly sympathetic to the outstanding value of the World Heritage Site and yet creates spaces that enable the Square to be enjoyed by everyone in a way that hasn’t been possible for over 50 years.  When we submitted our proposals for the for National Trust for Scotland buildings on the south side of the Square earlier this year, we stated that this would be the next phase.  We’re determined to make good on that promise.”

The proposals will see the replacement of almost an acre of tarmac with pedestrian spaces. Access to the central areas will be greatly enhanced by substantially reducing the changes in levels that were introduced in the 1960’s which served to separate the grade A listed buildings from the central gardens.