The owners of Swinton Park in North Yorkshire have submitted a proposal to create 13 new bedrooms on site, converting a listed building into the new accommodation.
If given the green light, the hotel, which is owned by the Cunliffe-Lister, would relocate its laundry and offices to make way for the new development which is situated next to the Grade-II listed property.
Swinton Park Ltd, supported by CMF Planning and Design, has submitted an application to Harrogate Borough Council for the project, which will aim to give the building ‘a productive and viable future’.
A design and access statement submitted as part of the application said: “Retaining a prominent historic building requires a viable and financially productive use to be found and whilst the original approval from 1999 gained consent for the use as bedroom accommodation, a use that has been continuous for many years, the evolution of Swinton Park as a top league hotel demands a better standard of guest accommodation than was considered acceptable 20 years ago.
“This proposal for a revised layout to the approved scheme is designed to provide a much improved facility more in line with the high quality already found in the main hotel, to reduce the physical impact on the listed building, and to bring this important and prestigious building into a more viable and productive use.”
Swinton Castle has been a 31-bedroom hotel since 2001 following an extensive refurbishment to change its use from a training school.
A renovation of The Swinton Country Club and Spa was completed at the end of 2017.