Clapham Common – Common Land Consents 2024

Notice for Article 12


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 2024. 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 237 days in 2024.

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

  • The area referred to as the ‘Event Site’ located at the northeast of Clapham Common accessible from Long Road (Moonwalk, Secret Cinema, Fashion Event).
  • Area between Long Pond and Windmill Drive located at the east of Clapham Common (Colourscape).
  • The gravel Redgra sports pitches on the west side of the common, adjacent to the A205 (CRUK Race for Life / Pretty Muddy, Oktoberfest, Run Through 5k & 10k).
  • Area referred to as ‘Funfair Site’ located on the west of Clapham Common, west of Mount Pond (George Irvin’s Funfair, International Circus).
  • 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, Vegandale).
  • Clapham Common Old Town / Polygon (Clapham Fair 2023).

Every event will either have a Heras style perimeter fence or not be fenced at all. The largest perimeter fence line will be 823 metres in length. 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.

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 15th December 2023.

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 and could be published on Lambeth’s Council’s website if required by PINS. To find out more about how the Planning Inspectorate uses and manages personal data, please go to the privacy notice.

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Application Documents

Site Plan & Additional Information


Supporting Documentation

Zipped folder of all files