Local Residents Campaign Against Plans to See Royal Mail Headquarters Moved to Patcham
Over 300 local residents of Patcham have come together to protest against plans agreed by Royal Mail and Brighton & Hove City Council, which could see Royal Mail build a new sorting centre in Patcham Village.
The first street protest in July attracted over 180 people to Patcham Court Farm in Vale Avenue to hear from campaigners fighting the scheme. This was followed by over 300 people lodging objections to the planning application for the site submitted by Royal Mail.
The planning application includes a new distribution office, parking, two electric substations and a vehicle maintenance facility.
Former Pilot and Patcham resident Michael Howard, initiated this campaign after identifying a range of potential issues which could have a negative impact to the local environment and its community.
Stephanie Prior recently caught up with Michael Howard at Latest TV to explore why it was important for Michael to take immediate action and lead on this local campaign.