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.

Construction Logistics Plans underpin the CLOCS Standard

It is important to understand 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.

CLP training

Construction Logistics Plans (CLPs) are the golden thread that runs through the CLOCS Standard. 

CLOCS is determined to ensure widespread demand for and use of the CLOCS guidance and templates to facilitate safe and effective operations. Ultimately our intention is to generate consistency of method and information captured. The resulting data used individually or collaboratively has the power to significantly improve productivity and performance in our businesses.

Of huge commercial benefit to organisations, training courses will be delivered on an ongoing basis. And to drive adoption within local authorities, we will offer a number of free places per course to support business investment.

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 context of CLIPS 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.

Course fees
Registered CLOCS Champion
Non-CLOCS Champion



Availability in 2020

CLOCS now hosts ONLINE training sessions throughout the year. To book, click the available links below.

September 2020 - sold out

October 2020

Training Option 1:

  • 6th and 7th October  
  • 2 x half days – consecutive mornings
  • 9.00 am – 1.00 pm with comfort breaks

Training Option 2:

  • 8th October
  • 1 x full day
  • 9.00 am - 5.00 pm with comfort breaks and return after lunch

As part of their membership, CLOCS Champions are eligible for one free training place on the courses (subject to course availability). Similarly, there are funded spaces for Local Planning Authorities. Get in contact now to book your space.

In-house sessions are available on request.

Please contact Samantha at CLOCS for further information:

Resources - last updated in March 2020



Before downloading the CLP Tool you must check your Excel Trust Center security settings and ensure Macros are enabled.




This Outline CLP complete example adheres to a previous template. To be updated in 2020.