THE public is being given the chance to have their say on the ambitious plans for the Chateau Impney.

And as part of the consultation process people can take a ride of the iconic site on a golf buggy.

Plans for a major renovation of the Droitwich landmark have previously been revealed. Under the plans a number of modern extensions to the site would be demolished and the hotel itself would be refurbished with a view to re-opening in the future.

Chateau Impney closed down last summer as a hotel after the Covid pandemic saw hotels closed.


PLANS: The proposed demolitions at Chateau Impney as shown in planning documents

PLANS: The proposed demolitions at Chateau Impney as shown in planning documents


The plans have been submitted to Wychavon District Council for a "screening opinion" by The Impney Estate - which owns the site - that said: "The restoration of the immediate setting of the hall includes the removal of roads and car parking infrastructure and replacement with parkland."

Impey Hall would continue to be used as a hospitality venue if the plans were approved.

The Impney Estate has revealed it is launching the golf buggy tours of the estate, which will act as consultation visits where the proposals are explained and feedback can be given by visitors.

The Impney Estate said: "These visits will be by appointment only and take place each day in the morning, afternoon and evening to give as much opportunity for people to attend as possible.

"We have also launched a consultation website which provides an overview of our proposed masterplan.

"If people are unable to attend a consultation visit, they can request a consultation questionnaire form via the website and submit it via email before the consultation's August 11 deadline.

"All comments will be considered and help to form a planning application submission later this year."

The Impney Estate said it was one of a variety of consultation activities being conducted and pre-application discussions continue with Wychavon District Council "before looking to make a full planning application later this year".

To book a consultation visit or request a consultation questionnaire form, email or visit