Clapham Common – Common Land Consent

Notice for Article 12 Application

2023 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 2023. Temporary fencing and event structures (including event stages, marquees, funfair rides, 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 122 days in 2023.

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

  • The area referred to as ‘Event Site’ located at the northeast of Clapham Common accessible from Long Road. (Luna Cinema, Moonwalk, Oktoberfest)
  • Area between Long Pond and Windmill Drive located at the east of Clapham Common. (Colourscape)
  • Using the gravel Redgra sports pitches on the west side of the common, adjacent to the A205. (CRUK Race for Life, Pretty Muddy)
  • Area referred to as ‘Funfair Site’ located on the west of Clapham Common, west of Mount Pond. (Run Through races, George Irvin’s Funfair)
  • Clapham Common ‘Southside Site’ located at the south of Clapham Common bordered by Clapham Common Southside, Nightingale Lane, Nightingale Walk & the Avenue. (British Heart Foundation London to Brighton Bike Ride / Skyline Bike London to Brighton Bike Ride)
  • Heras style fencing will be a maximum of 700 metres in length for each onsite event. The heras style fencing will be a maximum of 2 metres in height. For some events, 1.1 meter high pedestrian barriers (crowd control barriers) will make up a section of the event site or area of fence line. The fencing 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 2024 Festival Republic Summer event, which is the subject of a separate application for Common Land Consent on Clapham Common, which will be known as Application (2).

Electronic copies of the application form and supporting documents will be made available to view online from Lambeth Council at the website address:

A paper copy of the application form and supporting documents may be obtained by writing to the Council’s below postal address or email address at

The application form and documents will be available until Friday 23rd December 2022.

Any representations to the Planning Inspectorate should be sent by email ON or BEFORE that date to:

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, Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton Hill, SW2 1RW

Application form documents


Site plan and additional information

Supporting documents