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Thank you all for your patience whilst the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) has been considering the planning application for the redevelopment of the Sutton Estate.   We have now received confirmation from RBKC that the council's planning committee will be considering the planning application on Tuesday 15th November. We are aware of how long the journey to committee has been and we understand the frustration over the delay. application to…

Thank you to those who came along to our coffee morning yesterday (Thursday 10 December). Today is the last day to submit your comments about the redevelopment of the Sutton Estate to RBKC as part of their consultation. If you have not already done so, please do have your say. As tenants who live on the Estate it is important for RBKC to know your views. If you have any questions please contact Alecia on 0207 589 9049. You can comment in the following wa…

Come along to our festive coffee morning next week! Thursday 10 December, 10.30am in the Sheltered Lounge J/K We will be hosting a coffee morning to chat about your thoughts on the planning application and the council’s consultation over a cup of tea/coffee and a mince pie. Posters will be put up on all noticeboards and we look forward to see you there. You can also contact Alecia on 0207 589 9049 or speak to her during one of the surgeries next week w…

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC)  validated the planning application for the redevelopment of the Sutton Estate at the end of last week. Thank you to everyone for their patience and to those who took the time to let us know their ideas and views on the proposals. The Council’s consultation on the plans is now live and will run until Friday 11 December. You can let the Council know your views in a number of ways and please remember to quo…

Autumn update We are continuing to hold our regular surgeries at the Estate Office for tenants and encourage you drop in and speak to us if you have any queries or thoughts about the proposed redevelopment. As a reminder, the surgery hours for the rest of this week are as follows: Wednesday 3.30pm - 6.30pm Thursday 10am - 12pm Friday 11am - 1pm   You can also get in touch with Natalie or Alecia by phone or email: Natalie –  0300 100 030…

We held an event yesterday (10 September) for tenants to come and view the final designs for the redevelopment of the Sutton Estate. Thank you to all those who dropped by, we hope that you found the event useful. In case you missed it, the Sheltered Lounge will be open today (11 September) with the materials and fly-through screen on display to look at.   All of the presentation materials will also be available to view in the Estate Office during surgery…

Our latest edition of Chelsea Chat is being delivered to tenants this week, and is now also available to view online (here). With this newsletter you should also have received a postcard and Freepost envelope. The date for our event on 10 September has now been confirmed and all Affinity Sutton tenants are invited to view the planning application for the proposed redevelopment. Thursday 10 September 12pm to 7pm (hourly sessions) Sheltered Lounge J/K A…

Over the summer, we will continue to hold our regular surgeries at the Estate Office for tenants and encourage you drop in and speak to us about your thoughts on the proposed redevelopment. As a reminder, the surgery hours for this week are as follows: Wednesday 3.30pm - 6.30pm Thursday 10am - 12pm Friday 11am - 1pm   Please remember you can also get in touch with Natalie or Alecia by phone or email: Natalie –  0300 100 0303 or Natalie.D…

The August edition of our Chelsea Chat newsletter is being delivered to Affinity Sutton tenants this week. This newsletter is letting tenants know that the planning application has now been submitted to RBKC and provides an approximate timeline for determination.  The Chelsea Chat newsletter is now available to download here.

On Friday (31 July) our planning application which totalled 9 boxes of information was submitted to the Council's Planning team. Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide us with their thoughts and ideas. We carefully reviewed all the feedback received and where possible incorporated it into the final plans. Our aim is simple - to provide well designed good quality homes that secure the future of social housing on the Sutton Estate and within Che…

Summer update 2015

20 Jul 2015

Summer update posters have been put up in the notice boards at the Estate to let you know about the Estate Office open hours this month and to remind you that spaces are still available for our Community Centre Road Trip on Saturday 25 July. The posters have also been uploaded to this website (here). If you would like to sign up for the Community Centre Road Trip, please get in touch with Natalie or Alecia at the Estate Office or call 0300 100 0303. We …

We will be holding a coffee morning this Thursday to provide an update on our latest progress. You will also have the opportunity to ask us any questions you may have about the redevelopment. Details of the coffee morning are as follows: Thursday 16 July, 10am - 12pm in the Estate Office Posters have also been put up in the notice boards at the Estate with all the details. If you are unable to make it, we will be continuing our regular redevelopment su…

Affinity Sutton is organising a road trip on Saturday 25 July for tenants to go and visit St. Hugh’s Community Centre in South East London. The day will be a great opportunity to see first-hand one of our tenant-led community centres and to let us know your ideas for the new community centre at the Sutton Estate. During the visit, you will have the opportunity to talk with tenants who run the community centre and find out more about what activities take …

More information about the proposed redevelopment is now available for tenants to view at the Estate Office so do feel free to drop in and have a look. As a reminder, the redevelopment surgery hours are as follows: Monday: 2pm - 5pm (Alecia) Wednesday: 3.30pm - 6.30pm (Alecia) Thursday: 10am - 12pm (Natalie) Friday: 11am – 1pm (Alecia) Additionally, if you have any queries or would like to talk about the redevelopment, you can also contact Natalie or…

In addition to our regular Thursday 10am - 12pm redevelopment surgeries with Natalie, we will now be holding redevelopment surgeries with Alecia every week: Monday 2pm - 5pm Wednesday 3.30pm - 6.30pm Friday 11am – 1pm You are welcome to come and talk to Alecia at any time during these hours. She will also be organising coffee mornings and afternoon tea. Additionally, if you have any queries or would like to talk about the redevelopment, you can also c…

The June edition of our Chelsea Chat newsletter is being delivered to Affinity Sutton tenants this week, providing you with an update on recent planning activity, more information on rents and how phasing will work, our new redevelopment surgery hours and details of our next tenants road trip. The Chelsea Chat newsletter is now available to download here. It is also not too late to sign up for the community centre road trip on Wednesday 17 June and all t…

Central to our proposals for the redevelopment of the Sutton Estate, Chelsea are the new communal gardens, which will be over five times bigger than the current garden area.  Tenants on the Estate are already actively involved in gardening through the sunken garden club and have benefitted from a community grant.  So we wanted to give them the opportunity to get involved in helping to shape and create the new communal gardens.  Our communal gardens works…

Affinity Sutton is organising a road trip on Wednesday 17 June for tenants to go and visit St. Hugh’s Community Centre in South East London. The day will be a great opportunity to see first-hand one of our tenant-led community centres and to let us know your ideas for the new community centre at the Sutton Estate. During the visit, you will have the opportunity to talk with tenants who run the community centre and find out more about what activities take…

Sutton Estate tenants discuss and plan gardens on redeveloped estate - as seen on Get West London, 28 May 2015  They met with landscape architects as part of plans to redevelop the estate. A communal gardens landscaping workshop was held at Sutton Estate to allow people to have their say on development plans. It coincided with last week’s Chelsea Flower Show and saw tenants sit down with the landscape architects and get involved with designing the three…

Thank you to all those who came to our communal gardens workshops on 19 May. At the workshops, our landscapers working on the redevelopment proposals came and spoke to tenants about the design of the gardens, planting, biodiversity and activities/uses for the gardens. It was great to hear your ideas for the new outdoor spaces and communal gardens. Here’s what some of you said: ‘”Love the fact that Affinity Sutton residents will have their own exclusive…

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show takes place between 19 - 23 May and we would like your thoughts and inspirations for the new communal gardens! We will be holding two workshops on Tuesday 19 May and all Affinity Sutton tenants are invited to come along. These are being held as follows: 4pm to 5pm in the Sheltered Lounge J/K 6pm to 7pm in the Estate Office Invitations have been delivered to all tenants and do look out for our posters up in the notice…

An infographic sheet has been delivered to Affinity Sutton tenants today to provide you with key stats and facts about the proposed redevelopment. This infographic sheet is now also available to view online (here).

The April edition of our Chelsea Chat newsletter is being delivered to Affinity Sutton tenants this week, providing you with an update on our new-look website and tenant videos (here). Also included is an update on our tenant road trips and more information about the redevelopment proposals.   The Chelsea Chat newsletter is now also available to download here.

Want to hear what our tenants have to say about the redevelopment? You can watch their videos which have now been uploaded onto the 'Tenants Views' page here. Anne McLean and Alison Molly Anne and Alison have lived on the Sutton Estate for almost 19 years. Due to the age of their properties, which were originally built over 100 years ago, both Anne and Alison live in cramped flats, unfit for modern living needs. They explain why the lack of space is s…

Affinity Sutton is very excited for our tenants annual trip to the seaside, which this year takes place on Saturday 8 August. The coach will be leaving from the Sutton Estate. Don't forget your buckets and spades!

We are pleased to announce launch of the new-look Sutton Estate redevelopment project website, which has been carefully designed to make it easier for visitors to learn about the proposals. The website URL -www.suttonestatechelsea.com- remains the same, as do all the contact details which can be found at the bottom of every page. We are keen to hear your thoughts and encourage you to provide us with your feedback using the online comment form (here).

Affinity Sutton’s plans for the redevelopment of the Sutton Estate, Cale Street, Chelsea Recent coverage of our plans for the Sutton Estate in Chelsea in The Guardian and the commentary that has followed it on social media have painted a false impression of what we are proposing to do and why. The Guardian, and indeed a number of the politicians and ‘celebrities’ that are passing comment, appear to have spoken only to opponents of the scheme. That has an…

We have organised a road trip this Thursday (5 February) for tenants at the Sutton Estate to come and see one of Affinity Sutton's current redevelopment schemes. Tenants: if you have signed up, please look out for details or contact Natalie Down at the Estate Office. All places have now been filled, but if you are interested in attending one of our road trips, please do speak to Natalie, or Alecia in J/K.

Affinity Sutton is organising more road trips for tenants to see one of our current redevelopment schemes: Thursday 5 February Saturday 14 March Interested in joining? If you are interested in joining, please drop in and see Natalie Down at the Estate Office or Alecia in J/K. You can also call Natalie or Alecia on 0300 100 0303. Please note that spaces will be limited and will be offered first to those that have not attended a previous road tr…

Over the last week we have held three consultation events to show how proposals have progressed following feedback from tenants, local residents and stakeholders at our last consultation in June 2014. Thank you to all who dropped by; we are now reviewing the feedback we have received and will be sure to keep you updated on the responses. Following the consultation events, the display materials are now available to download here. If you have any question…

Affinity Sutton will be holding a second series of consultation events this month to show how the proposals for the redevelopment of the Sutton Estate have progressed since our last consultation in June. Details of the events are as follows: Thursday 22 January, 12pm - 7pm, Sheltered Lounge J/K, Sutton Estate (Affinity Sutton tenants only) Saturday 24 January, 10am - 1pm, Chelsea Methodist Church, 155a King's Road, London (public) Tuesday 27 J…

The January edition of Chelsea Chat has been delivered to Affinity Sutton tenants, providing tenants with all the details of our next consultation events (also available online here). Tenants: Enclosed with the newsletter is a postcard for you to sign up for an hourly session at our tenants’ only event on Thursday 22 January (12pm – 7pm, J/K Sheltered Lounge). Please indicate on the postcard your availability and send it back to us using the envelope prov…

Thank you to those who came along to our coffee morning on Thursday 18 December. Christmas update posters have also been put up in the noticeboards at the Sutton Estate to keep you updated on our progress and plans for 2015. We will be announcing the dates of our next public consultation events very shortly.  We wish you a happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Come along to our festive coffee morning this month! Thursday 18 December, 11am in the Sheltered Lounge J/K Natalie Down, Chelsea Resident Liaison Manager, will be hosting a coffee morning to chat about your thoughts on the redevelopment proposals over a cup of tea and Christmas mince pie! Posters will be put up in the notice boards at the Estate shortly but details are also available here. We want to hear from ALL of you!   You can also speak to Nat…

A special event held on 30 October celebrated the achievements of the Pathways to Work Charter, which is an agreement between social housing providers and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council. We were delighted to win the award for Outstanding Engagement and IT Support to Help Residents Towards Employment at the event. (RBKC press release: http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/pressrelease/pressreleasePage.aspx?id=6523) Affinity Sutton signed up to the …

Natalie Down (Chelsea Resident Liaison Manager) will be hosting a coffee evening session on Thursday 20 November from 5:30pm to 6:30pm in the Sheltered Lounge J/K. The theme for this month is 'guiding your community' - and we hope that you will come and let us know your preferences and ideas for the proposed new communal areas and facilities. You can also speak to Natalie between 10am and 12 noon every Thursday at the Estate Office, call her on 0300 1000…

Natalie Down, Chelsea Resident Liaison Manager, will be hosting more coffee sessions this month to chat about your thoughts on the redevelopment proposals and answer any questions. The theme for this month is 'guiding your community' - and we hope that you will come and let us know your preferences and ideas for the proposed new communal areas and facilities. Dates for this month's coffee sessions are as follows: Thursday 6 November, 11am to 12pm Thu…

The October edition of our Chelsea Chat newsletter has been sent to Affinity Sutton tenants, providing you with an update on the progress of the redevelopment proposals and what activities we have planned. The Chelsea Chat newsletter is now also available to download at the Resources page of this website (here).   REMINDER: Coffee session this evening Please also do not forget that there is a coffee session being held this evening in the Sheltered Loun…

Thank you to those who joined us on our road trip to visit Affinity Sutton’s ‘The Lavenders’ (Durand Close) in the London Borough of Sutton on Saturday 18 October. Members of the Steering Group and a small number of fellow tenants came along to see The Lavenders which is currently undergoing redevelopment, and this site visit was a great opportunity to see an Estate under development first hand. During the visit, we were able to go and look at the Estate…

On Saturday 18 October, we have organised a road trip for tenants on the Sutton Estate to come and see one of Affinity Sutton’s current redevelopment schemes. The trip has been offered to all members of the Sutton Estate Redevelopment Steering Group, and with some remaining spaces we would like to invite anybody interested to come along.   There are still a couple of places left! [Please note that this is only open to Affinity Sutton tenants living at …

We know that a number of you have been keen to know more about the moving process for the proposed redevelopment of the Sutton Estate.  We have now uploaded some more information to this website about the moving process, which can be found here. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact our Resident Liaison Manager, Natalie Down on natalie.down@affinitysutton.com. You can also speak to Natalie face to face on Thursday mornings.…

Thank you to those who dropped by for our coffee morning yesterday.  If you have not yet attended one of our coffee mornings, Natalie Down (Chelsea Resident Liaison Manager) will be hosting an evening session on Thursday 23 October from 5:30pm to 6:30pm in the Sheltered Lounge J/K. You can also speak to Natalie between 10am and 12 noon every Thursday at the Estate Office, call her on 0300 1000 303 or email her - natalie.down@affinitysutton.com We look f…

Do you have any questions about the proposed redevelopment? Or would like to let us know your views? Come along to one of our events! Natalie Down, Chelsea Resident Liaison Manager, will be hosting a coffee morning and an evening session to chat about your thoughts on the redevelopment proposals and answer any questions. Thursday 9 October, 11am in the Sheltered Lounge J/K Thursday 23 October, 5:30-6:30pm in the Sheltered Lounge J/K Posters will be p…

Thank you to those who came along to our coffee morning today, we very much enjoyed hearing your views. If you were unable to attend, we will be holding more coffee mornings so please look out for details on this website and at the noticeboards around the Estate. - Natalie Down, Chelsea Resident Liaison Manager

Do you have any questions about the proposed redevelopment? Or would like to let us know your views? Come along to our coffee morning! Thursday 25 September, 11am in the Sheltered Lounge J/K Natalie Down, Chelsea Resident Liaison Manager, will be hosting a coffee morning to chat about your thoughts on the redevelopment proposals and answer any questions. Posters have been put up in the notice boards at the Estate but details are also available here. …

Summer update

21 Aug 2014

To keep you updated on the progress that has been made over the summer, we have put up some posters around the Estate this afternoon. You will find these posters on the notice boards in each block entrance. Following our consultation events this June, the proposals have been making good progress and we are very pleased with the initial discussions we have had with the Sutton Estate Redevelopment Steering Group.   If you have any queries or would like to…

Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation process for proposals to redevelop the Sutton Estate. Affinity Sutton has carefully reviewed all of the feedback received and can now provide an update on the outcomes. Click here to see a full summary of the feedback we have received from both Affinity Sutton tenants and local residents/groups in Chelsea.   We are still keen to gather feedback from the local community and you can let us know your…

Chelsea Chat The July edition of our Chelsea Chat newsletter has been sent to Affinity Sutton tenants, providing you with an update on the feedback received during our consultation events. The Chelsea Chat newsletter is also now available to download at the Resources page of this website (here), where you can also find a full summary of the feedback received from both Affinity Sutton tenants and local residents/groups.

Following our recent consultation events, we are pleased to advise that a number of tenants have now signed up to become members of the Sutton Estate Redevelopment Steering Group. CATs have also nominated a member to be their representative on the Group. The first Group meeting is being held as follows: Thursday 10 July 6pm to 7pm The Estate Office There is a lot to do over the next few months and we are keen to work with tenants on their …

Over the last week we have held three consultation events to share our proposals with you. Thank you to all who dropped by; we are now reviewing the feedback we have received and will be sure to keep you updated on the responses. Following the consultation events, all the display materials are now available to download here. If you have any questions after looking through the material, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we would be more than hap…

Yesterday we held a consultation event for Affinity Sutton tenants to come and view the proposals for redevelopment of the Sutton Estate. Sessions throughout the day were well attended and we very much enjoyed hearing your thoughts on the proposed redevelopment. Thank you to all who dropped by; we have had a look through the feedback responses and are delighted that so many of you are excited about the new look Estate. We will be reporting back to all Af…

You may have seen some contractors on site and we apologise for any concern that this may have caused. For information Geotechnical Engineering Ltd will be working on the Estate over the next couple of weeks on ground investigations.  This work will take place at about 25 locations across the site and will provide information on the Estate’s ground conditions to inform the future redevelopment. These investigations will involve some shallow hand dug pits…

The latest edition of our Chelsea Chat newsletter has been sent to Affinity Sutton tenants living on the Sutton Estate, inviting you to come and view the proposals at a consultation event we will be holding as follows: Thursday 12 June 12pm-7pm (one hour sessions, beginning on the hour) Sheltered Residents Lounge, Block J/K (access via Kingsmill A only, please use the door nearest to the laundrette on Cale Street) There will be a series of hour long m…

Consultation launch

27 May 2014

Today, Affinity Sutton has launched a public consultation on proposals for redevelopment of the Sutton Estate in Chelsea.  You are invited to come and view these proposals at one of our community consultation events in June: Saturday 14 June, 10am-1pm, Venue TBC - check back for updates Wednesday 18 June, 6pm-8pm, St Luke's Hall, St Luke's Church, Sydney Street, Chelsea At each event there will be refreshments available, and we hope you have the ti…