Construction Logistics Plans

Construction Logistics Plans


Construction Logistics Plans (CLP) are important management tools for planners, developers and contractors in assessing and reducing the negative transport effects of a construction project on local communities, residents, businesses and environment. 

In order to begin any construction activities a planning authority may require a Construction Logistic Plan (CLP) to manage the construction phase of the development to ensure any adverse effects to the road networks, safety, environment and that the community considerations have been factored into the approach to the delivery of the construction phase.

Construction Logistics Plans are developed to evaluate.


  • How much construction traffic is expected to be generated;
  • Efficient routes for construction vehicles and transportation of construction materials. 
  • Impact on the community 
  • The processes for traffic management in place to minimise and reduce disruption

A well-planned Construction Logistics Plan will provide the following benefits:


  • Efficient working practices in reducing delivery and saving costs.
  • Improve the safety of road users
  • Lower vehicle emission and noise levels
  • Reduce vehicle trips, particularly during peak periods
  • Assist you in considering the logistical implications of your proposed initiatives

Construction Logistics Plans are delivered in two stages with an outline CLP for the planning stage and a detailed CLP for the pre-construction stage following receipt of planning approval. 

Various planning authorities have their own specific CLP guidance or proforma to be completed however the overarching guidance was developed by Transport for London (TfL) and adopted by Construction Logistic and Community Safety (CLOCS) for UK-wide implementation. 

Our construction logistics plans are based on official planning and highway authority recommendations, as well as site-specific pre-planning assistance. In collaboration with project and contractors and engineers, architects, we create comprehensive reports that include construction vehicle sweeping path maps as needed.

SANDS have accredited experts in the delivery of Construction Logistic Plans and our practitioner’s ID can be found on the construction logistics website.


We undertake all our transport planning services in house specializing in the following areas:

Transport Assessment


Transport assessments are crucial in identifying the transport impacts of a potential development proposal. They are comprehensive and systematic process that sets out transport issues relating to a proposed development. It identifies measures required to improve accessibility and safety for all modes of travel, particularly for alternatives to the car such as walking, cycling and public transport. A transport statement is a simpler version of a transport assessment when the development proposals do not require a full transport assessment.

Travel Plan


We provide bespoke travel plan services for both new and existing development projects. Travel Plans are long-term management strategies for integrating proposals for sustainable travel into the planning process. Clause 113 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) states ‘ All developments that will generate significant amounts of movement should be required to provide a Travel Plan, and the application should be supported by a transport statement or transport assessment so that the likely impacts of the proposal can be assessed.’

Parking Survey


We provide high-quality and thoroughly assessed parking surveys based on the Lambeth Council Parking Survey Guidance Note 2012 widely regarded as the ‘Lambeth methodology’, a method adopted by many London Boroughs. We use other methodologies as specified by the local authority such as  London borough of Richmond upon Thames Parking beat survey criteria , Merton Council Transport Residential Parking Survey Methodology and Southwark Council Residential Parking Survey Methodology Guidance Note.

Construction Management Plan


Construction Management Plan (CMP) is a plan that outlines the proposed approach to the delivery of a construction project. This is often required by planning authorities as part of planning approval requirements or a condition which needs to be in place and approved in advance of construction site works. Our building consultant work’s hand in hand with our transport planning consultants to provide a CMP that addresses the detailed procedures, sequencing and construction methodology anticipated by the project team engaged in the planning, liaison and construction of the project.

Delivery And Service Management Plans

Delivery and service management plans are increasingly required as part of development planning requirements, especially where you have a major commercial or residential development that is likely to generate a large movement of goods and materials.

Delivery and service management plans (DSP) aim to reduce potential adverse impacts of service and delivery traffic generated by a development, another key transport planning service we provide at SANDS. DSP’s aim is to facilitate smart and sustainable delivery and servicing arrangements to lower operating costs, reduce impact on the environment and improve accessibility.