Before his death in 1900, William Sutton made a last Will and Testament which would see his vast fortune left to house families onlow incomes suffering from poor living standards. Many of the Sutton Estate’s first residents were women on low income jobs. Over 2,000 people found a place that could be called home at the Sutton Estate, Chelsea. Find out more on the Save the Sutton Estate Website
“The Sutton Estate in London is now managed by Affinity Sutton, who are planning to destroy the buildings, construct new accommodation and sell a large proportion off as luxury accommodation.”
We hope that the Royal Borough of kensington & Chelsea will do the right thing and refuse the developers appeal to demolish this estate.
There are words that as a housing campaign we have come to dread and regeneration is one if them. This usually means an opportunity for a private developer to take over an area under the guise of providing much needed housing, the only problem is it is usually luxury apartments that do nothing to solve the local housing crisis and everything to do with making a profit for the developer. We need a mix of housing and not just for those that can afford it.
Lets hold our own council to account to ensure that new developments are providing affordable, (another one of those words) housing that is realistically within the means of ordinary people.