Festivals and Events

Hotel & Leisure

Firstplan has worked on behalf of event organisers and venues to secure planning permission and lawful development certificates for largescale music festivals and family events at Crystal Palace Park and Gunnersbury Park.

The projects have included Lightopia London at Crystal Palace in 2021 and 2022, and Dino Kingdom and a series of live music events at Gunnersbury Park in 2022.

The instructions included the coordination of robust planning applications for these temporary events, which have included up to 20,000 daily guests.

The application sites are set within the sensitive grounds of listed parks, which include various heritage and environmental assets. The applications required extensive negotiations with the local planning authority, environmental health and transport teams, and Transport for London.

The events are a vital source of income, which secure the long term upkeep of these parks and reinforce their function as places for outdoor leisure and recreation.