Charlotte Square public realm plans proposed
December 6 2011Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, have stoked controversy after being submitted for planning.
Designed by Optimsed Environments they call for a ‘rationalisation’ of the existing carriageway to create a new ‘pedestrian space’ via the inatalation of new hard surfaces, lighting columns, signage and street furniture.
A combination of natural stone paving, buff coloured bonded stone gravel and asphalt will be used for the scheme, which does not encompass the actual gardens.
Dr Peter Matthews, a university lecturer on the built environment, welcomed the planned asphalting works for cyclists, tweeting of the existing square: “I’m thinking of nominating Charlotte Square for a Carbuncle prize since it’s such a good racetrack.”
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