2022 Spring and Summer Events – Common Land Consent Application

Notice for Article 12

Application (2)
2022 Spring and Summer Events

The London Borough of Lambeth is applying to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for consent under Article 12 of the Greater London Parks and Open Spaces Order 1967 to carry out restricted works on Clapham Common. The Planning Inspectorate will decide the application on behalf of the Secretary of State.

The proposed works are for the creation of temporary event sites on Clapham Common for a series of public entertainment, leisure and recreational sporting events in spring and summer 2022. Temporary fencing and event structures (including event stages, big top style tents, concession stands, event gantries, gazebos, toilets and welfare facilities, back of house cabins and plant enclosures) will be onsite for the events for a total duration of 43 days in 2022.

The fencing will be located on the following areas of the common:

  • Area between Eagle Pond and Windmill Drive located at the south east of Clapham Common. 
(Luna Cinema Site 1)
  • The dedicated public ‘Event Site’ located at the northeast of Clapham Common accessible from Long Road. (Luna Cinema Site 2)
  • Area between Long Pond and Windmill Drive located at the east of Clapham Common. (Colourscape)
  • Areas surrounding Clapham Common Bandstand located in the centre of Clapham Common. 
(Clapham Common Race for Life, Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids)
  • Area north of Clapham Common ‘Funfair Site’ located on the west of Clapham Common accessible from the Avenue. (Clapham Common Race for Life (including Bumper Day), Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids)
  • Clapham Common ‘Southside Site’ located at the south of Clapham Common bordered by Clapham Common Southside, Nightingale Lane, Nightingale Walk and the Avenue. (MoonWalk and BHF Bike Ride)

Heras style fencing will be a maximum of 700 metres in length for each onsite event. The fencing will be 2 metres in height. It will enclose the temporary event sites safely and will include public and staff entrances, including fire exits.

Please note this application for Common Land Consent does not cover the 2022 Festival Republic Summer event, which is the subject of a separate application for Common Land Consent on Clapham Common submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on 28 January 2022 – known as Clapham Common 2022 Application (1).

Due to Government advice in respect of Coronavirus (COVID-19), a hard copy of the application will not be left in a public area for viewing. However, electronic copies of the application form and supporting documents are available to view and download via the links below.

The application form and documents will be available until Friday 25 March 2022.

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, any representations to the Planning Inspectorate should be sent by email ON or BEFORE that date to: commonlandcasework@planninginspectorate.gov.uk.

Representations sent to the Planning Inspectorate cannot be treated as confidential. They will be copied to the applicant and potentially other interested parties. To find out more about how the Planning Inspectorate uses and manages personal data, please go to the privacy notice.

EventLambeth, London Borough of Lambeth, Civic Centre, 6 Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1EG

Clapham Common CLC Application – List of Supporting Documents (Feb 2022)

Application Form Documents


Site plans

Supporting Documents