Social Housing in Chelsea

Chelsea has long been associated with social housing provided by a number of philanthropists such as Sutton, Guinness and Peabody.

Peabody Estate in Chelsea Manor Street. © Peabody trust and William Sutton courtesy Affinity Sutton

Peabody Estate in Chelsea Manor Street. © Peabody Trust and William Sutton courtesy of Affinity Sutton

With the increase in property prices and the impact of too few affordable homes in the country there is pressure to change some property into private homes to fund more housing stock. We are currently researching the history of social housing in Chelsea to inform us on how to respond to future planning decisions on social housing estates in the area.

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Lecture and Musical Evening

A LECTURE and MUSICAL EVENING inspired by PETER WARLOCK was held on Monday 30th January 2017 at 6.30pm in the Small Hall at Chelsea ...

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Lecture on Whistler

On 1st February 2016 our Honorary Vice-President David Le Lay presented a lecture entitled “Five Things Whistler Did for Artists”. Whistler was not just ...

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Moravian Burial Ground

The Chairman of the Planning Committee of the Society was invited by the architect acting for the Moravian church to visit the site on 16th ...

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Royal Court Theatre

BACK-STAGE VISIT TO THE ROYAL COURT THEATRE, SLOANE SQUARE A small group of members of The Chelsea Society were treated to a fascinating tour ...

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The history behind Sutton Dwellings, Chelsea

William Sutton was born on Cheapside in 1833. He ran a business delivering from shop to home – a precursor to today’s mail order! ...

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Grenfell Tower

On 19th July RBKC decided to acquire a long leasehold interest in 4 Hortensia Road SW10  to provide 31 flats as affordable housing for ...

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Paul Aitkenhead

  It is with great regret that the Society announces the death on 5th May 2017 of Paul Aitkenhead.  Paul lived in Draycott Avenue ...

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Telephone kiosks

The Chelsea Society considers that in the age of the mobile phone there are far too many ugly telephone kiosks cluttering the streets of ...

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