What is the KTS?

The Kemp Town Society is the charitable society formed to conserve the unique Grade 1 listed Kemp Town Estate on Brighton's eastern seafront, East Sussex.

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Why Become a Member

There are many benefits and reasons to become a member of The Kemp Town Society. Membership only costs £10 per household per year.

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Planning Issues

Information to help and support restoration and renovation projects plus all latest details on local planning applications and developments.

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Social Events

The Kemp Town Society runs many social events. Including annual garden parties and the Thomas Kemp event plus lots of other social activities.

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Who’s Been Living in My House


Who’s Been Living in My House is a new resource offering detailed information concerning residents on the Kemp Town Estate since it’s inception until 1970.

  • CLICK HERE to access the archive.
  • CLICK HERE to look up any house and discover who lived there and in some cases read a detailed House History.

This illustrated archive is a work in progress and additional information is very welcome.

Newsletter April 2018

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Annual General Meeting 2018

Notice is hereby given that the 7th Annual General Meeting of the Company will be held on  SATURDAY 12th MAY 2018 at 10.30 a.m.  at the EF Language School, 1-2 Sussex Square                 …

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The Garden Party 2018

Our annual Garden Party will be held on June 30th. This year the theme will be white. Watch this space for updates

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Brighton Youth Orchestra Concert

The Society held a Concert and Dinner on March 10th in St George’s Church Kemp Town with the Brighton Youth Orchestra and special guest Rachel Fryer. The programme included music from Holst, Glazunov, Finzi and Peter Compton and was supported …

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Sussex Heritage Trust Award

Sussex Heritage Trust Award Congratulations to David Kemp and Clive Williams of DK Architects in Hove on winning this award for a Small Scale Development. They are pictured here on the doorstep of 14 Sussex Square, with the owners, Craig …

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Hospital Development. Lorry Route

The Coordination Centre for construction vehicles will be on the gas works site where there will be room for up to 30 lorries to park. The route they will take is on the map above. Approximately 80 lorries will deliver …

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Madeira Drive Regeneration Framework

The main point to remember is that this is a valuable first step in identifying the key issues at stake. It is not intended to be a masterplan or indeed a Regeneration Strategy. This will come later and involve more …

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Newsletter May 2017

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Conservation Advisory Group (CAG) Meeting March 2017

At the last CAG meeting on 7th March Derek de Young addressed the group on the above application. “Creation of additional building to create a one bedroom flat(C3) with roof terrace and roof lights, revised fenestration and associated alterations.” ( Marmalade) …

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Black Rock and Waterfront Project

“ Simon Smith and Vaughan Rees recently met Katherine Pearce, the relevant ‘Project Manager’, in continuation of their on-going conversation with City planners on the proposed development of the Black Rock site (the newly termed ‘Waterfront Project’).They were told that …

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From The Leader of BHCC

The Lockwood Project – saving Brighton’s Madeira Terraces June 8, 2016CouncilBrighton, Madeira Drive wp-1465421775296.jpegOur iconic Madeira Terraces have lasted over 130 years, a remarkable testimony to the quality of Victorian craftsmanship. Sadly the seaside environment has taken its toll on …

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BHCC CONSERVATION STRATEGY 2013 – DRAFT

Draft Conservation Strategy (2013) 1. Introduction 1.1 The current Conservation Strategy was adopted in 2003 to clarify the council’s responsibilities and reaffirm its commitment toward the conservation of Brighton & Hove’s historic built environment. It includes a programme of action …

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Kemp Town Conservation Area Map

The Conservation Area of Kemp Town takes in the Kemp Town Estate and the lower slopes all the way to the Low Tide mark of the sea. Kemp Town Estate is the ONLY Grade 1 listed Estate on the Sea …

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Brighton and Hove Council’s Resident’s Guide to Conservation

Please ‘click on’ and review the link to Brighton and Hove’s guide on all matters relating to Conserving the structures of Grade Listed properties. It has many helpful pieces of information. http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/downloads/bhcc/conservation/Conservation_Areas_Residents_Guide2011.pdf

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Historic Postcards & Photos

The following have been made available to the Kemp Town Society. Particular thanks go to Rene Dee of Chichester Terrace for the majority of the postcards. When viewing the enlargements by clicking on them below, you can view next and …

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