Plans to convert Charlton Conservative Club into 30 bedsits

Plans have been submitted to convert and extend the former Conservative Club in Charlton into a mega House of Multiple Occupation for 49 people.

Each room includes a bed and shower but no kitchen. Nine residents will share a kitchen if approved. Permission had previously been given for conversion and new builds to provide six flats and four houses.

The application states “co-living which is a house in multiple occupation, offers an affordable alternative of living accommodation whilst retaining the luxury. Therefore, this a growing trend and coliving arrangement caters for young professionals who struggle to afford London’s increasing property

The recent past shows the problem of so many people housed in such a small area. Self isolation? Not if you need to get to the kitchen. Is it any wonder people would leave the city if this is what is on offer?

It also seeks to avoid minimum private rentals which are normally six months, stating “all the units are for rent within a minimum tenancy length of no less than three months.”

The follows a number of developments recently covered on this site including trailers aimed at NHS workers with bedrooms so small people cannot stand up.

Click here to view plans.


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5 thoughts on “Plans to convert Charlton Conservative Club into 30 bedsits

  • September 14, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    If this is guaranteed affordable housing for key workers and professionals then it will be great. I fear however this property will be rented out entirely to the council who will use it for emergency housing, social housing and possibly for semi independent living housing for asylum seekers.

  • September 14, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    House of multiple occupation, more like house of multiple unpleasantness. I can only imagine the horror of a kitchen used by nine people.

  • October 20, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Just saw the planning application has been withdrawn.

    • October 20, 2020 at 8:45 pm

      That’s great news. IMO. I didn’t like that proposed use

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