The deadline for writing to Defra has now passed.

This site was created as a way of encouraging people to write to Defra objecting to Lambeth Council’s plans for Clapham Common. The deadline was 23rd May.

We are now awaiting their decision. Some people may have received an email from Lambeth saying the application has been “Granted” but this just refers to Lambeth’s own planning application meeting a few weeks ago.

Many thanks to every one of you who wrote to the Secretary of State expressing your views about how you use Clapham Common and how these big commercial events affect you.

The Friends of Clapham Common, the Clapham Society and the Clapham Common Management Advisory Committee (CCMAC) also submitted written representations to the Secretary of State. We will post their submissions here when we get their permission to do so, along with any updates as and when we know what’s happening next.