Construction & Environmental Management Plans

5 04 2017

Construction Management Plans (CMP) are increasingly required by Local Authorities as a condition of the Development’s Planning Consent.  CMP aim to reduce the impact of the construction operations on the local area.

Following many traffic road accidents involving construction traffic, these Plans also aim to identify potential hazards and identify appropriate road safety measures.

The Stilwell Partnership’s experience in Traffic Management, Road Safety and Highway Engineering has proved particularly applicable to the production of CMPs.

In London, a Construction Logistics Plan (CLP) is required. A CLP should improve the safety, efficiency and reliability of deliveries to that location.  It should also identify unnecessary journeys, and deliveries that could be made by more sustainable transport modes, to help reduce congestion and minimise the environmental impact of freight activity.  Particular emphasis is placed on road safety.

  • Oakforest Properties Limited had Planning Permission in the London Borough of Barnet, for four 2-storey family dwellings together with the formation of hardstanding to provide 5 car parking spaces. Existing buildings on the site were to be demolished. Planning Conditions were satisfied by our CLP in July 2016.
  • This small urban residential development for a private client in Paradise Street, Cambridge, satisfied Planning Conditions in February 2017 with our CMP which included additional consideration of Dust Management,
  • Our CMP produced for a 3 ha Solar Farm near Titchfield, Fareham, for Jardin Smith International and their Planning Consultant WSP Planning and Architecture of Reigate, successfully obtain Planning Consent in March 2017.

In each case, we carried out an assessment of the volume of traffic and types of vehicle.  Using Autotrack to model the vehicle swept paths, we checked the manoeuvrability of the construction traffic to negotiate the site access.

For larger sites, we identify suitable access routes for construction traffic from all directions.

App C TSP-LFH-P3025-02 – CMP Proposed Route

A major part of the Construction Management Plan concentrates on road safety of the other road users around the access and along the directed routes.  Highway sightlines and road conditions are assessed along the main access routes to determine what measures can be introduced to minimise the road safety risks to other road users.

Our full methodology to prepare a CMP including a Dust Management Plan considers the following:

  • The Site and Surroundings
  • The General Construction Strategy and Logistics
  • Site Waste Minimisation Measures & Dust Generation
  • Construction Management and Site Controls
  • Vehicle Types Required and Delivery Procedures
  • Mitigation Measures for Construction Traffic
  • Security and Health & Safety
  • Details of Any Hoardings
  • Materials and Plant Storage
  • Implementation and Monitoring
  • Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety
  • Consultation with Residents, Neighbours and Office Users

We have the experience to efficiently produce an effective Construction Management Plan, to the satisfaction of the Local Authority, and practical needs of the Contractor.


A Responsible Driver – But do you sometimes exceed the speed limit?

7 01 2010

Do you consider yourself to be a responsible driver; yet do you sometimes find yourself exceeding the speed limit.

Do you find yourself watching the speedometer more than the road? Are you constantly worried about a camera van trapping you? Is this really your reckless desire to go fast or could it be that the speed limit itself is inappropriate for the location and prevailing conditions? This may vary by day, time, weather, season, etc. However, with the increasing reliance on technology rather than human intervention by trained Police Officers, there is no flexibility or opportunity for education/rectification to be applied.

For example, is it right that there is a 30mph speed limit on a dual carriageway with adjacent service roads and little pedestrian or cyclist activity?   The  same limit applies to a busy shopping street in a town or village and yet, travelling at around 10mph in the High Street is perhaps more appropriate.  Anyone exceeding the posted speed limit is breaking the law; but “we” are making criminals out of otherwise law-abiding people. Is it ethical to punish someone doing 36 mph in a 30 limit at 0300hrs, when perhaps guidance will have a more positive impact? …Read the full article>>>


21 12 2009

Hi everybody and welcome to our new blog. We hope it will stimulate some lively discussion.

We will be publishing material, some with controversial opinions and we look forward to your responses.

For an example of upcoming events, we genuinely want to make a difference in the field of Road Safety and to that end, we will shortly be launching a new “not for profit” company Stilwell Road Safety [SRS] Ltd..


Kind regards