Construction Management Plans

Redbridge Council has adopted the use of Construction Management Plans (CMPs) also sometimes referred to as Construction Logistics Plans (CLPs) following the guidance published by Transport for London and CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Community Safety).

Where the Council considers that a development has the potential to cause significant disruption to the safe and efficient operation of the highway and/or the amenity of the site’s neighbours the submission of a CMP will be required prior to the commencement of the development works. Once a CMP is a approved it becomes an integral element of the planning permission and must be strictly adhered to. Failure to do so would constitute a planning breach and could result in enforcement action being taken.

 

Why is a CMP required?

Redbridge is undergoing a significant volume of development, which is anticipated to intensify further in the short to medium term. To mitigate the impact of these developments on our residents and businesses the Council requires developers to set out in detail how they will undertake the development works and mitigate the associated impacts. Construction vehicle impacts, routes, and construction activities need to be managed and coordinated. A CMP enables the highway authority to -

  • understand the impacts of a development on the public highway network arising from construction access and vehicle routes
  • secure mitigation measures
  • enable monitoring of CMPs during construction

 

Which development sites are expected to provide a CMP?

The need for a CMP will be determined on the case by case basis depending on the specifics of the development and the site’s conditions, but will be expected for all medium and large developments. The specific CMP requirements depend on the potential impact of the site on the highway, as determined by the Council. Factors taken into consideration will include: 

  • The extent of development
  • Construction period
  • Other traffic generators (including pedestrian movements) likely to be affected by the construction works, proximity to other places that attract pedestrians or traffic, especially sites likely to attract a high proportion of vulnerable road users, including schools, nurseries and hospitals
  • The effect of the construction on congestion
  • Other construction activities in the area
  • The special significance of the area, e.g. strategic roads, a town centre, public transport interchange

 

What is required in a CMP?

The level of information required in a CMP will depend on the specifics and potential impacts of each development. Typically the corresponding planning condition will set out the level of information required, but developers are encouraged to make use of the Council’s CMP Advice Service to identify and agree all required elements at the earliest possible stage.

 

CMP advice service

To assist developers in producing an acceptable CMP that can be approved without the need for time consuming and potentially costly amendments the Council offers a paid CMP advice service. This is available both to developers who already have planning consent and need to submit a CMP to satisfy a pre-commencement planning condition and also to developers still at an early stage in the planning process, who want to establish and agree the principles of the construction methodology during the scheme design process.

Two options are available to developers depending on their requirements;

Remote Meeting - £500

Council officers will review a submitted CMP and meet with developer and/or their consultants via video conference (duration one hour) to discuss and comment on the proposals. Following the meeting written advice will be provided within two weeks.

This is recommended for smaller developments or developments where there are minimal complications. Upon application officers will advise if they consider this level of advice to be appropriate.

Site Meeting - £750

Council officers will review a submitted CMP and meet with developer and/or their consultants on-site (duration two hours) to discuss and comment on the proposals. Following the meeting written advice will be provided within two weeks, unless otherwise agreed.

This is recommended for medium to large developments or developments with significant levels of complexity. For very large developments, including those involving multiple phases, it may be that multiple meetings are considered to be necessary and in those cases a bespoke fee structure can be agreed.

 

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