Undertaking & Assurances

This document set out the strategy for the delivery of the consents, environmental and sustainability requirements during the design and construction of the Thameslink Programme

London Bridge Station & Civils –
Planning & Environmental Management Strategy

The Planning and Environmental Management Strategy (PEMS) set out the strategy for the delivery of the consents, environmental and sustainability requirements during the design and construction of the Thameslink Programme that arose under the Network Rail (Thameslink 2000) Order 2006 – N000-NRT-REP-CN-000032, London Bridge Station planning permission, UK legislation and Network Rail policy. (Please see the attached document – sections 6&7).

The strategy required that Network Rail, its Designers and Physical Works Contractors follow best practice to reduce any impacts from design and construction to a practicable minimum. Network Rail entered into a legal undertaking with 63 local authorities in December 2005 to comply with PEMS in the selection and appointment of contractors.

PEMS committed the programme to apply consents, sustainability & property requirements to all TLP design and construction contracts. PEMS was first developed with external parties during the Transport and Works Act (TWA) application stage and formed part of the Environmental Statement (ES2004) Scoping and Methodology Report and later the TLP London Bridge Station planning application (2011). PEMS superseded the draft Code of Construction Practice (COCP) Part A (1997).

The latest version of PEMS reflected the principles that were agreed during the TWA application and complied with the original requirements of PEMS, but were updated to reflect current legislation, policies and commitments.

This document was supported by:

  • The Thameslink Programme Environmental Management System (EMS) Manual (N000-NRT-MAN-EN-000001)
  • The TLP Stakeholder Management Strategy (N000-PT-2211980)
  • The Strategy for Securing Property (N000-PT-2278127)
  • TLP Sustainable Development Policy (N000-NRT-POL-EN-000009) and Sustainability Strategy (N000-01000-NRT-STR-EN-000001)
  • CEP process maps on the TLP IMS: Consents, Environment and Property Structure (N931-NRT-PMP-CN-000001)

This document was applicable to the entire Thameslink Programme, including designers and physical works contractors.