WHAT IS A CONSTRUCTION LOGISTICS PLAN?
The Construction Logistics programme exists in order to raise awareness across the whole construction sector of Construction Logistics Plans (CLP); which aims to create widespread adoption of the Plans in the planning process.
An important management tool for planners, developers and construction contractors, a CLP forms part of the planning application.
They are developed early in the planning process and focus specifically on construction supply chains and how to reduce impact on the road network. The construction supply chain covers all movements of goods, waste and servicing activity to and from site.
A CLP provides the framework for understanding and managing construction vehicle activity into and out of a proposed development. It must include a full assessment of all phases of construction and give detail on:
- The amount of traffic generated
- The routes vehicles will use and consideration of local impacts
- The impact on relevant community considerations
- Any traffic management that will be in place
There are two types of CLPs that may be required, an Outline CLP or a Detailed CLP. Click here to read the CLP Guidance, which explains CLPs in full.
Ultimately if CLPs are used correctly across all construction activity they will:
- Reduce the volume and impact of construction road freight
- Consolidate and control material and waste movement
- See deliveries retimed to less congested times of day
- Shift road freight to rail and water
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the brand-new training course in Construction Logistics Planning provides information on the latest CLP guidance and supports those involved in the preparation, assessment and delivery of CLPs.