Construction Logistics Plans

CLOCS aims to create widespread adoption of work-related road risk management in the planning process through raising awareness and adoption of Construction Logistics Plans (CLP).

The CLP focuses specifically on construction supply chains and how their impact on the road network can be reduced. 

A CLP differs from a Construction Management Plan (CMP) or Construction and Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) in that CLPs are developed earlier in the planning process and focus specifically on logistics. The information and planned measures identified in the CLP can also be included in the CMP or CEMP.

The roles and responsibilities for writing, implementing and monitoring adherence:

Local Planning Authorities (LPA) are responsible for reviewing and approving the Outline and the Detailed CLP. LPAs are also responsible for ensuring construction is carried out according to the terms of the CLP. They will respond to complaints raised by the community and follow them up with the developer.

Clients / Developers hold overall responsibility for the management of the development. They are responsible for agreeing the terms of the CLP and ensuring that their contractors conform with the agreed measures.

Planning specialists typically write the Outline CLP for planning approval. They are responsible for working with the client/developer and local authority planners to help define which planned measures can be agreed at the planning stage.

Principal contractors typically write the Detailed CLPs which reflect the actual plans for the construction of the site. Principal Contractors are responsible for the day-to-day management of the construction site. They are responsible for ensuring that the CLP and the agreed Planned Measures are implemented on the site.

CLPs are the golden thread that runs through the CLOCS Standard

Through training courses, CLOCS is determined to ensure widespread demand for and use of the CLOCS guidance and templates to:

  • facilitate safe and effective operations
  • generate consistency of method and information captured
  • improve productivity and performance

Key Learning Objectives for CLP training

  • Understanding the new CLP requirements and how they affect you
  • Looking into the wider context of freight within your region, and the link with construction freight
  • Understand the complexity of construction
  • Look into the ‘solution’ that CLP brings and its positive effect
  • An in-depth look at the planning process in the context of CLPs and appreciating the differing requirements from each party
  • Understanding the structure of a CLP and its content
  • Exploration of inputting planned measures and why changes may occur and the consequences this may lead to
  • Recognise and explain the different processes involved from development, reporting and completion

View list of current Practitioners here

CLP Training Courses

CLOCS hosts online training sessions throughout the year. You are required to complete Foundation training before you attend Practitioner. 

Resources - last updated in March 2020



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This Outline CLP complete example adheres to a previous template. To be updated soon.