Amendments have been made to a controversial Royal Mail plan for a new distribution site.

The plans would see new storage facilities and a vehicle maintenance facility built on land in Patcham Court Farm.

If approved, they would see the current sorting offices in North Road and Denmark Villas knocked down and replaced with housing.

In the amended plans, no proposed changes have been made to the boundary of the site.

A footpath to provide pedestrian access from Vale Avenue has been realigned along with additional motorcycle parking and electric vehicle charging points.


Disabled parking at the site would also be relocated, among other changes.

The Patcham Farm Court site had been earmarked for uses as offices in Brighton and Hove City Council’s City Plan Part One, however since this is not how Royal Mail plan to use the site the plan will be carefully considered before any approval is given.

The plans will be subject to scrutiny from the planning committee with a decision not expected to be made before Autumn, 2023.

A Royal Mail spokesman previously said their plans would create 85 staff parking spaces on site, as well as 13 motorcycle spaces and 40 bicycle spaces.