Another in our series of pieces about London’s local and civic societies. The Chelsea Society is one of London’s largest and most active groups.
Formed in 1927 the Chelsea Society is a registered charity which currently has more than a thousand members. Its aim is to preserve and improve the amenities of Chelsea by:
- stimulating interest in the area’s history, character and traditions;
- encouraging good architecture, town planning and civic design, the planting and care of trees, and the conservation and proper maintenance of open spaces;
- seeking the abatement of nuisances
To achieve these aims the Society offers advice to owners and architects and to the Local Planning Authority, and if necessary by campaigning, making written and oral representations at public enquiries and planning appeals, and at consultations by public and private developers.