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Residents fear 'superboats' plan will turn Chelsea into St Tropez

Apr 03, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

PLANS to allow superboats to moor along a stretch of the Thames are set to turn the area into a second San Tropez, opponents claim.

And though Chelsea is renowned for its affluence, residents are not too pleased to see "quaint" houseboats replaced by floating gin palaces.

Houseboats have moored at Chelsea Reach, next to one of the plushest streets in Chelsea, Cheyne Walk, since the Thirties. However, there are now concerns that the quaint boats will be replaced by £6million superboa...