Last edited 09 Aug 2016

Construction environmental management plan

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[edit] Introduction

The purpose of a construction environmental management plan is to outline how a construction project will avoid, minimise or mitigate effects on the environment and surrounding area.

Construction environmental management plans 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, Section 106 agreements or other legislative requirements. They are ‘live’ documents that are reviewed and updated at regular intervals throughout the project life cycle.

[edit] Purpose

The purpose of a construction environmental management plan is typically to:

[edit] Scope

The basic scope of a plan should consider the following subject areas, as applicable to the individual project:

[edit] Outline plan

Construction environmental management plans might be structured as follows:

  • Introduction – General purpose, scope and structure of the document.
  • Scope of work and project description – Information about the development.
  • Environmental requirements and controls – Policy and planning, environmental impacts, risks and mitigation, procedures for monitoring construction processes against environmental objectives, pollution control measures, environmental risk register.
  • Consents, commitments and permissions – Appropriate environmental legislation, planning conditions and any other consents or licensing.
  • Management plans – Specific management plans such as; ecology, noise and vibration and so on.
  • Communication – External and internal consultations.

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