Architects’ plans for estate redevelopment thrown out by minister

The entrance to the Sutton Estate, Chelsea

Campaign to save flats backed by Eddie Izzard

Controversial proposals by HLM, Penoyre & Prasad and Sidell Gibson to redevelop a historic estate in central London have been dealt a major blow.

The Housing Secretary has rejected long-running attempts by housing association Clarion to redevelop the William Sutton Estate in Chelsea by replacing all the existing buildings with 343 new homes, 270 of them for social rent.

James Brokenshire this week backed a planning inspector’s decision to reject an appeal against Kensington & Chelsea council’s decision to refuse consent in 2016.

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