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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