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Events | Jul 12, 2019

Fri 12th July 2019  1.45 pm Lambeth Palace has been the London residence of the Archbishops of Canterbury for over eight centuries. The building ...

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MEET SUE TIMNEY
Events | Sep 16, 2019

On Monday 16th September at 6.30pm at Chelsea Old Town Hall, the designer Sue Timney will give an illustrated talk about her life and ...

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2019 Meeting with Residents’ Associations
Events | Oct 14, 2019

The Planning Committee of The Chelsea Society will meet with the Residents’ Associations of Chelsea to discuss matters of common interest on Monday 14th ...

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Apsley House
Events | Oct 17, 2019

A private guided tour by the Keeper of the Wellington Collection on Thursday 17th October 2019 at 10.15am for 10.30am.  As Apsley House does ...

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2019 AGM
Events | Nov 25, 2019

The Society’s AGM for 2019 will be held on Monday 25th November 2019 at 6.30pm in the Great Hall at Chelsea Old Town Hall

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Annual Reports index
News | June 11, 2019

The Chelsea Society has published an annual report every year since it was formed in 1927. This is a treasure-trove of information about Chelsea, ...

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Chelsea Physic Garden
News | June 8, 2019

“On 5 June the Chairman (seen here with staff members) visited the Chelsea Physic Garden for a reception which launched their efforts to raise ...

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Permitted Development Rights
News | June 2, 2019

The Government has changed the permitted development rights through The Town and Country Planning (Permitted Development, Advertisement and Compensation Amendments) (England) Regulations 2019, which ...

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New Conservation Area
News | June 2, 2019

RBKC is proposing to designate the William Sutton Estate and the Samuel Lewis Estate, both in Chelsea as a new “Chelsea Estates Conservation Area.” ...

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18 Milner Street
News | May 7, 2019

The Society has objected to Application number: PP/19/02264 to change the use of part of shop to residential use, erection of extensions at lower ...

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The Queen’s Head, Tryon Street
News | May 7, 2019

UPDATE: The Chairman of the Society’s Planning Committee, and the Member for Royal Hospital Ward met the owner and his architect at the Queen’s ...

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A new school in Mallord St?
News | May 1, 2019

The Chelsea Society has objected to a proposal to convert the old telephone exchange in Mallord Street into a school for more than 400 ...

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Sloane Street
News | April 24, 2019

On 24th April 2019 the Chairman of the Society, Dr. James Thompson, wrote to the Leader of RBKC, Cllr. Elizabeth Campbell, as follows: Dear ...

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Pre-application Advice
News | April 9, 2019

The Chairman of the Scrutiny Committee of RBKC, Cllr. Malcolm Spalding, called a meeting on 8th April 2019 to examine whether changes need to ...

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William Fawke
News | April 6, 2019

The Chelsea Society was represented by its Vice-chairman, Michael Stephen, at a Memorial Service to celebrate the life of William Fawke, a well-known Chelsea ...

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Old Town Hall Re-opened
News | April 2, 2019

On 2nd April 2019 The Chelsea Society was represented by its Vice-chairman at the re-opening of Chelsea Old Town Hall by the Mayor of ...

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Charging for cost of ensuring compliance
News | March 26, 2019

In June 2018 the Leadership Team at RBKC endorsed the principle of widening their current Code of Construction Practice.  Consultation on the draft widened ...

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Sutton Estate – Flats to be refurbished
Feature | June 5, 2019

  The William Sutton Estate is a large estate bounded by Cale St., Elystan St., Marlborough St. and Ixworth Place. It was built in the early 20th century to provide housing for people with very limited incomes. The owners of the estate, Clarion, applied for planning permission for redevelopment, which was refused by RBKC.  The owners appealed, and the appeal was heard by a government-appointed Inspector at a Public Enquiry in Kensington Town Hall from 9th - 18th May 2018.  In September 2018 the Inspector reported his findings to the…

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Buses – our objections succeed!
Feature | April 11, 2019

  On 12th April 2019 Transport for London announced their decision on Routes 11, 19, and 22  "We have looked at these concerns [expressed by The Chelsea Society and others] alongside the benefits of making our proposed changes based on demand, and the disadvantages (on air quality, costs, revenue, customer benefit) that excess bus provision entails. As a result of this we will not proceed with our proposed changes to routes 11, 19, and 22. These services will be retained as they currently stand." Transport for London had consulted in the…

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