Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP)

A Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) at the planning stage for developments outlines the measures that will be implemented to demonstrate compliance with environmental monitoring and mitigation measures.  These measures must be implemented during the construction phase of a development in order to minimise adverse effects on the environment.

Best practice is to prepare a Construction Environmental Management Plan framework prior to an application reaching the planning committee. The framework sets out the environmental principles, mitigation, monitoring and detailed measures the principal contractor will carry out during construction.

A Construction Environmental Management Plan will typically include the following information:

  • Summary of legal requirements & guidelines
  • Baseline conditions
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Training
  • Stakeholder engagement & consultation
  • Biodiversity Management Plans
  • Surface Water Management Plans
  • Site Waste Management Plans
  • Noise Management Plans
  • Dust Management Plans