Lambeth consults over music festivals planning application

Published: Wednesday 17th May 17

Residents living near Clapham Common have the chance to comment on a planning application to Lambeth Council over proposals to stage a series of events on the common later this year.

Lambeth is considering an application from its events team that would enable it to host two large scale music festivals and a number of smaller events throughout the summer.

Residents living near the common have until Thursday, May 25 to submit their views to Lambeth’s planning department.

Among other events, Lambeth plans to stage the “Lets Rock London” music event over the weekend of July 15 and 16 and the three day “SW4 2017” music festival over the August bank holiday weekend.

Up to 20,000 people would be able to attend the first event and upwards of 30,000 the second.

The planning application would permit the use of the common for these events along with the construction of temporary music stages and large ‘circus-style’ tents plus lighting, fencing, PA systems and all other associated infrastructure.

Earlier this year Wandsworth, Lambeth and the organisers of the SW4 festival reached an out of court agreement to limit noise levels at this year’s event - if it is granted planning permission - and to bring the music to a close at the earlier than planned time of 10pm on the bank holiday Monday.

Lambeth Council manages the whole of Clapham Common, even though more than half of it is geographically located in the borough of Wandsworth.

For more information about the planning application and to submit views visit and search its planning applications database by keying in reference number 17/02093.

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This is an extremely unhelpful posting by you - the link does not take you to the 2017 events. This does not work either - Lambeth just say unknown - 17/02093.I can only find Rock London for 2016 where it says its been withdrawn - please let me have a direct, easy and obvious way of protesting against this application - I understand the August Bank Holiday event is already approved? If not please do the same for that.
Chris Hardy

19 May 2017