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What is a Construction Management Plan


Construction management plan is often created as a part of a planning application and covers the project’s overall planning, construction, and specific procedures, sequencing, and methodology.

Understanding construction management plans—what they are, how they function, and why having one is important for every building project—is crucial for those working in the construction business.

The Construction Management Plan, abbreviated CMP, which would be prepared by the client’s Lead Consultant after engagement with the client and key stakeholders, is a critical element for communicating the scope, goals, and various aspects of a construction project.

When do we need a cMp

Councils frequently demand the submission of a CMP as a condition of the planning approval process for new developments or as a requirement that a CMP be in place prior to the start of work on-site. The CMP is presented to the planning authority for approval, after which it must be closely followed. Any changes require the authority’s consent.

Construction plans are now more important than ever because of the growing number of developments and projects in Britain. A CMP is now a vital need for any project that could have an adverse effect on the neighbourhood while it is being constructed, not just large-scale projects and developments. This can involve anything from a straightforward basement addition to an already-existing single-family home to significant urban redevelopment initiatives.


A typical construction management plan offers, at the very least, a summary of the construction activities and their likely effects on the surrounding areas, taking into account proposals for traffic management, logistics, and phasing, as well as the management of health, safety, and environmental concerns both inside and outside the development.

The size and nature of the construction project often determine the general hapesa construction management plan. Therefore, you should make sure that the plan contains all relevant information based on the scope of your project. Additionally, councils may outline their particular CMP requirements.

A typical CMP includes below sections.

  • Security of the site and public safety, like hoarding and site signage
  • Hours of operation
  • Site plan which shows site hoarding, storage, accommodation and similar related information
  • Construction methodology
  • Controls to be used to vibration and noise reduction
  • Control of site drainage and sediment, air, dust, and stormwater
  • Reusing materials and managing site waste
  • Traffic control, including directing traffic to and from the site (including a swept path analysis)
  • Site-specific information that needs careful consideration, such as interactions with nearby property owners

Construction Management Plan is a council requirement

Time And cost

How long does a construction management plan take is a question we are asked quite a bit. The scope and complexity of the project itself determines this. Most of the Construction Management Plans we complete require one to two weeks from the time project details are provided until the first draught is delivered for client review.

When a more complicated project is involved, our team will collaborate with your project team to thoroughly understand the needs and deliver an accurate estimate.


Contact Liongate for a quote right away if you’d like to learn more about the services we provide or need a cost estimate for creating a construction management plan.

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