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Chelsea History Festival
Published | 12 August 2019

The Chelsea Society supported the first Chelsea History Festival, on 9–13 October 2019 along Royal Hospital Road at founder venues: the National Army Museum, ...

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Draycott Avenue
Published | 6 August 2019

We have received an update from the developer of the old John Lewis Clearings site on Draycott Avenue, which received planning permission for development ...

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Cricket in Chelsea
Published | 31 July 2019

  On the hottest day ever recorded in England, which happened to coincide with the election of the new Prime Minister; the first ever ...

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Telephone kiosks as advertising hoardings
Published | 29 July 2019

The Chelsea Society opposes advertising hoardings masquerading as telephone kiosks, and applications are scrutinised by the member of the Society’s Planning Committee for the ...

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Photography Competition
Published | 6 July 2019

The Chelsea Society was invited by Cllr. Alison Jackson, a well-known photographer, to participate in a photographic competition which she had organised. The Society ...

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The Old Police Station, Lucan Place
Published | 4 July 2019

Planning Application PP/18/03491 was refused in September 2018 See https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/planning/searches/details.aspx?address=&streetname=&postcode=&ward=&consarea=&caseyear=&casenumber=&proposal=&decisionyear=&decisionmonth=&appealref=&batch=20&id=PP/18/03491&type=decision&tab=tabs-planning-1#tabs-planning-2 We have met with the developers of this site several times, and one of the issues ...

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Annual Reports index
Published | 11 June 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
Published | 8 June 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
Published | 2 June 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
Published | 2 June 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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