Lambeth consults over Clapham Common events planning application
Published: Wednesday 31st January 18
Residents living near Clapham Common have only a few days left 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 own events team that would enable it to host a wide range of events on a total of 105 days throughout 2018.
The SW4 festival
These would range from small scale fun-runs to major events like concerts and music festivals attracting crowds of up to 30,000 people.
This would include the ‘Let’s Rock London’ concert on Saturday, July 28 and the ‘SW4’ musical festival over the August bank holiday weekend.
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.
Last year Wandsworth, Lambeth and the organisers of the SW4 festival reached an out of court settlement limiting noise levels at last year’s SW4 event – plus an agreement to bring the music to a close at the earlier than planned time of 10pm on the bank holiday Monday. Wandsworth expects these restrictions to remain in place for this year’s event.
Lambeth Council manages the whole of Clapham Common, even though more than half of it is geographically located in the borough of Wandsworth.
Residents living near the common have until Monday, February 5 to submit their views to Lambeth’s planning department.
Details of the application, including an Events Programme 2018, Event Strategy Report and Noise Management Appraisal, can be viewed by entering the planning application reference number 18/00058/RG3 in Lambeth Planning’s Register - https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/.
Any comments on the application should be submitted to Lambeth via its planning website.