An application to construct 12 new apartments on the site of the Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate has been submitted by its owners Classic Lodges.
The GM at the hotel said that if given the go ahead, the new addition could ‘have a real impact financially’ as the cost of upkeep of the Victorian Old Swan Hotel continues to rise.
The plan would see 12 new apartments built on the former kitchen garden of the Old Swan Hotel and would help cover the costs of maintaining the Grade-II listed property.
David Ritson, general manager of the Old Swan Hotel said: “We are really excited about this project in terms of the building, retaining original features while the plans are sympathetic to the garden, a really positive step.
“We want to keep the bedrooms, restaurant and other features up to standard and it is where the funds will go.”
Details of the plan include proposals by developer, Newby, to convert a former potting shed into a bin and bike store, repairing the wall boundary to the garden along with retaining mature trees on the side.
Along with underground parking the developer also intends to repair the walled boundary to the garden and retain mature trees.