Compliance Reporting

Construction & Environmental Management Plans

Construction & Environmental Management Plans (CEMP)

The purpose of a Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) is to outline how a construction project will avoid, minimise, or mitigate effects on the surrounding environment.

CEMP’s often detail the implementation of measures in accordance with environmental commitments outlined in; an environmental statement, an environmental policy or environmental plan, requirements of planning conditions or other legislative requirements. They are ‘live’ documents that should be reviewed and updated at regular intervals throughout the project life cycle.

Where the Planning Authority requires a CEMP, a specific condition to this effect and outlining what the CEMP must cover will be imposed on the planning permission that is granted for the proposed development. The applicant for the proposed project is responsible for the implementation of the CEMP with a consultant or contractor being generally used to develop the document.

Following development of a CEMP, the relevant authorities will review the document to verify that it is complete and meets all the necessary requirements. The relevant authorities may seek clarification or revisions to the CEMP from the applicant or developer for the proposed project. When the CEMP is complete, it must be approved by the relevant authorities prior to any construction works beginning.

AVRIO have completed numerous CEMP’s for a variety of construction projects throughout the UK and Ireland. We can develop a project-specific CEMP that will identify the key planning and environmental considerations that must be adhered to by the applicant and principal contractor. This will ensure the construction phase of your project will have as minimal of an impact on the environment as possible.