Construction management plan acceptable at listed London wharf

Details required regarding a construction management plan condition attached to a permission for redevelopment and conversion of a listed wharf for 54 new residential units at a riverside in east London were approved with no harm to pedestrian and highway safety or the living conditions of nearby residents.

The construction management plan submitted to comply with the condition involved the diversion of a public right of way by implementing a one-way system with temporary traffic lights and width restrictions for 12 weeks. The council had been minded to approve the details but issues had been raised by third parties and local residents. These related to highway and pedestrian safety impacts from the required width restrictions needed for construction works on what were already narrow and cobbled streets and the effect of the works from noise, disturbance and dust the on the living conditions for nearby occupiers with single glazed dwellings.

Having considered the plan in detail, the inspector concluded the proposed CMP adequately mitigated for the above concerns through various measures including using a banksman to manage the goods between sites and marshal the safety of pavements, avoidance of morning and evening rush hours for site working hours, daily monitoring of air quality and noise pollution and an open working group to identify any problems. Given also, there had been no objections from Transport for London or the council, he held the proposed plan was policy compliant.

Inspector: B Bowker; Written representations

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