Thornbury CastleGloucestershire

Planning permission and Listed Building Consent granted for extension to the Castle.

Site details and constraints

The Castle is ecologically significant and environmentally sensitive. It is a Grade I listed building situated within a Grade II registered park and garden, the subject of a Scheduled Ancient Monument and sited within a Conservation Area. It is one of the most important domestic buildings of the early 16th Century.


Our role and services

The planning team at Ridge led the project from its conception through to the permissions being granted. The planning team instructed and led a team of specialist consultants to address the unique constraints of the site.

  • Grade I

    Listed building

  • 16th Century

    Largest development of the castle since

  • Grade II

    Park and garden


Planning permission and Listed Building Consent was granted for the largest new development of the castle since the 16th century.

The approved alterations included 14 additional guest bedrooms, a new spa, swimming pool, brasserie restaurant and function suite.

These permissions will ensure the longevity of the Grade I listed heritage asset by ensuring the long-term viability of the hotel business at the castle.

More Information


Ridge’s Approach to Town and Country Planning Regulations 2017


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