Construction Logistics Plans ( CLPs )


CLPs are an important management tool for planners, developers and all parties involved in the planning process for construction work. They are an effective way of reducing the negative effects of construction work such as congestion, pollution and noise that may affect local communities, residents, businesses and the environment.

This guidance explains what to look for in a CLP. A well-written CLP benefits the local environment and road-users, and can generate cost savings by streamlining deliveries.

Other benefits include:

  •   Improved air quality from reduced traffic and congestion
  •   Raised standards of safety on the roads, with particular emphasis on vulnerable road users
  •   Better highway efficiency by reducing the effects of construction activity through better delivery management and access
  •   More cost effective construction logistics activity In addition to being a planning requirement, many elements of a CLP are already used by construction companies as part of their internal planning and construction management process.

A CLP brings all these actions into one document.

What is a CLP? It describes how the project will be run and managed. It contains the following sections:

  •   Overview of the development site – explains where the site is located, its points of access, existing situation and nature of the development
  •   Forecast of possible trip generation – to identify the potential phased impact of delivery and waste removal trips on the road network and environment without the use of mitigation measures
  •   Summary of policies and procedures – all the written guidance the developer will use during construction Site operations and access – to show how the policies and procedures will reduce the number and impact of construction trips
  •   Management of the CLP – practical day-to-day overview of how the CLP will be managed
  •   Contractual relationships and obligations of sub-contractors – these should be set out in writing before work on the construction site starts.
  •   Contractors’ handbook – this sets out the requirements for all operatives on the construction site
  •   Monitoring compliance, reporting and review – to identify how delivery activity and compliance with the CLP contractual requirements will be monitored and reported

 Types of CLPs

Developers will be asked to submit one of two different types of CLPs. One is a ‘single development’ plan where construction is limited to one site.

The other is a ‘framework’ where a construction site is part of a larger development. Developers working in an Opportunity Area Planning Framework (OAPF) where construction work is taking place on multiple sites, or in a locally designated ‘framework area’, will need to show how their CLP considers integration of their site with others in the area.

They must also show they have considered issues such as combined supply chains and freight consolidation by consulting and collaborating with other developers