4.3 Construction Method Statements


4.3.2 Definitions

The terms Construction Method Statement and Traffic Management Plan are interchangeable when referring to the site construction phase. The term Traffic Management Plan is also used to control how traffic on a commercial development will be controlled in the long term.

The documents should be constantly monitored and reviewed taking into changing circumstances.

4.3.3 Topics to be included

Both documents should include

  • Hours of construction work/business – care should be taken to avoid adding to congestion at peak times/school times
    • Secondary schools 8.30-15.25 Mon-Thurs, 8.30-12.15 Fri. Lunch 13.05-13.45.
    • Primary schools have local times
  • Details of wheel-washing facilities including confirmation that these will be maintained in working order and will be used to prevent deleterious materials being carried onto the public road
  • Details of how/when the surrounding roads and paths will be swept to keep clear of soil falling from loads
  • Details of whether off-site parking for construction vehicles or contractors will be needed and where this will be accommodated
  • Confirmation that pedestrian routes around the site will be remain accessible or suitable alternative arrangements made
  • Site map showing
    • Building construction order, taking into account different routes if there are multiple developers.
    • Any temporary haul roads required
    • Any temporary parking restrictions required
    • Location of site compound
    • Location of site car park – if the site is to be divided between developers, the CMS should confirm that all contractors will be able to use the car park, or alternative provision made
    • Location of material storage area
    • Construction vehicle turning area
    • Wheelwash area
    • Pedestrian routes within the site
  • Area map showing routes along local roads as far as nearest A-road
  • Details of how SuDS features (e.g. porous paving) and setted surfaces will be protected during the build
  • Details of how surface water run-off will be controlled during the build
  • Details of how contractors, visitors and suppliers will be informed of the existence of these policies, and how they will be enforced

Note: These webpages are for reference by developers of housing and employment sites in East Lothian. 
They provide guidance on transport infrastructure against which Planning Applications will be assessed 
and evaluated, and set out East Lothain Council's procedures regarding the construction and adoption of 
new roads in accordance with current legislation. 
These pages supersede all previous versions of our Standards for Development Roads document. 

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