Construction Environmental Management Planning

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What is a CEMP?

CEMP is the application of environmental mitigations within a management framework, either prior to or during the active build programme.

Mitigations are often legal or planning requirements, which require compliance. In other cases, elements of CEMP may be linked to corporate 'Key Performance Indicators' and must be acknowledged. A third and frequent request for CEMP is related to the desire to be seen to be 'doing the right thing'. Companies may wish to display resource management statistics, links with local recyclers and provide and protect wildlife habitats simply for good PR.

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What is covered by our Construction Environmental Management Planning service?

We can collate and assimilate numerous reports relating to site constraints and required mitigations. In addition, we can provide mechanisms by which developers and contractors can adhere to their obligations. Mayer Brown have the experience to enable clients to achieve this largely within their existing programmes, staff and structures. This enables a smooth compliance without adversely affecting costs or timescales. Depending on the client’s requirements, we can also train existing staff in CEMP supervision or undertake this role ourselves.

Why choose Mayer Brown?

Mayer Brown has been undertaking CEMP work for over 15 years and have been involved in the assessment and protection of areas associated with large rural schemes, small urban ones and everything in between. We also have experience of working within sensitive coastal environments and those of high cultural and environmental value.

We have the in-house skills required to obtain, review and collate the numerous reports produced by the varying disciplines in the initial and ongoing assessment of a site. Through this process we can identify and manage conflicting site constraints early in the process, ensuring that the required mitigations are in place to protect the works area and beyond, including people, habitats and the flora and fauna which rely on them. Mayer Brown have the experience to enable clients to achieve this largely within their existing programmes, staff and structures. This enables a smooth compliance without adversely affecting costs or timescales. Depending on the Client’s requirements, we can also train existing staff in CEMP supervision or even undertake this role ourselves.

In this way we are able to not only aid Clients in honouring their environmental commitments, but to go beyond this and set examples of good practice to others in the industry.

CEMP case studies

For examples of recent CEMP projects Mayer Brown have undertaken please view our case studies for Kensington High Street – Urban Construction Environmental Management, Welborne Garden Village, Berewood and The Marine Works on the Isle of Wight.

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