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Overhaul for Princes Street?

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November 19 2004

The BHS and Marks & Spencer stores on Edinburgh’s Princes Street could be demolished to make way for a new multi-million retail development. The modern section of Jenners and the Mount Royal Hotel above M&S could also go, as part of the council-backed Edinburgh City Centre Management Company’s plans.
A similar proposal had been drawn up by the Cockburn Association and Malcolm Fraser. David McDonald, director of the Cockburn Association, said: \"Our proposals to regenerate Princes Street came about as an inventive solution to counteract planning applications for shopping mall facilities in Princes Street Gardens. I am delighted that this has inspired further action and plans for Princes Street. Anything that can be done to improve the quality of Princes Street must be welcomed.” Plans would also involve a service tunnel being built underneath Rose Street to allow lorries to deliver goods. Talks between ECCMC and the property owners are expected to take place later this month.

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