Construction Logistics Plans
When do you need a Construction Logistics Plan (CLP)?
A CLP is sometimes required as part of the planning process and considers how to reduce the impact of construction vehicles on the road network for any size of development – from a single bedroom house to a significant housing development, ensuring the local Council and/or Transport for London’s guidance is adhered to. Robert West have increasingly been providing these to dispense planning conditions.
There are two types of CLP’s – outline and detailed. They include maps and illustrations showing the local area in context. An outline CLP is submitted alongside planning application and includes:
- traffic mitigation
- traffic management
- delivery scheduling
- vehicle routes to site
- strategies to reduce impacts
- estimated vehicle movements
- construction programme and methodology.
Typically, a detailed CLP is usually prepared once planning permission has been granted when the contractor has been appointed. The detailed CLP provides more information such as the vehicle types and timings in the day vehicle movements are permitted. These are ‘live’ documents which are passed to the contractor or CLP manager for implementation during the construction process.
Recently, the Transport Planning team at Robert West have provided CLP’s through a range of size and complexities from single house, development of flats, schools and large-scale mixed used developments.