Construction Management Plans

Construction Management Plans


Construction Management Plans are plans that outlines the proposed building works to be undertaken and how the contractor intends to manage the project to minimise the impact on local residents during the works. A Construction Management Plan (CMP) has become essential for contractors and developers, forming an essential part of the planning authority requirements.  

Clients are often unfamiliar with the complex requirements of the contemporary, statutory and construction environment, hence the Construction Management Plan becomes an important tool for communicating the scope, aims and essential workings of the proposed project.  The CMP clearly outlines the client’s intentions for the project and acts as a key information document for the project team, statutory authorities, and other stakeholders. 

A construction management plan (CMP) is most commonly asked for at the discharge of conditions stage. Any scheme should ensure that appropriate mitigation procedures are in place to limit the impact of construction works on the local environment.

Construction management planning:


At SANDS we support our clients in developing the construction management plan based on the architectural plans, site constraints and opportunities, design and access statement, local planning authority requirements and industry best practice.

Some Local Planning authorities have a Construction Management Plan Template or Guidance document that needs to be completed to ensure adequate information is provided to meet the Council’s local requirement and simplifying assessment by the planning team reviewers and maintain a consistent approach. For example The Royal Borough of Kingston and Chelsea Code of Construction Practice has several guidelines and templates including a Site Construction Management Plan – April 2019. Similarly The London Borough of Camden has a webpage dedicated with its preference on Construction Management Plan to help minimise the impact of construction in Camden. Where a template is not provided by the council or a guidance document on its specific requirements, we produced Construction Management Plans to best practice ensuring its contents will meet expected requirements and assist the contractor to plan the construction of the project. 

Typical Content of Construction Management Plans


The core aim of construction management planning during the planning application stage is to set the outline and approach to deliver the construction project, this is fleshed out further when the build contractor has been selected. It’s one of the key documents for the contractor during the tendering stage and it’s kept as a live document until the end of the construction.  

Commonly, the complexity of the CMP is dependent on the nature and size of the project. However, the document must essentially address the following: 

  • Project overview including existing site details and proposed project details
  • Contact details of key stakeholders and associated roles and responsibilities 
  • Community liaison & communication  
  • Health & Safety, site security, public safety and outline emergency plans
  • Construction methodology and programme 
  • Environmental monitoring, control and waste management 
  • Ecology, cultural Heritage & Archaeology 
  • Access, transport & traffic management


We develop project and site-specific construction Management plans to balance planning requirements, client requirements to ensure that our services are well-suited for each project.


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

Transport Statement


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 Surveys


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 Logistic Plans

Construction Logistic 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 has been factored into the approach to the delivery of the construction phase.

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.