What is going on? Royal Mail is trying to make a quick sale with no fuss

They want to build a large-scale, industrial delivery depot at Patcham Court Farm on Vale Avenue.

Royal Mail's application would give them control of land that is currently publicly owned and located in a critical aquifer area. This aquifer and nearby water pumping station, helps supply water to over 116,000 households in the city. Royal Mail’s plans risk water contamination, flooding and drinking water shortages.

We must object and have our say again!

Brighton Council's planning team have opened another public consultation for the proposed depot, this is because Royal Mail continue to make changes and submit more information. The council have informed residents who are surrounding the site but as residents who have followed the application will know this huge depot will have a more widespread impact on Patcham residents in a variety of ways.

We will be updating the website over the next few days with information on changes and how to continue to object. The council deadline to object is the 17th May 2024 so we only have a few weeks.  (Details of a residents meeting below).


There will be a public meeting in the hall of the Church Barn, behind All Saints Church on Sunday 5th May at 2pm.

The Church Barn is accessed from All Saints Church graveyard by the path behind the rear of the church.

We will have a campaign update for everyone and time for questions.

If you want to learn more about what the proposed gigantic Royal Mail depot will mean for Patcham please come along.

Please spread the word to those not on social media or invite others from the event from our Facebook page.


There will be less time to reach residents and inform everyone with the shorter consultation period so please help us spread the word and get involved with any of the below: 

Keep abreast with news from the campaign and help by sharing our posts

Join our mailing list for campaign updates and information direct to your email

Join other residents sharing their concerns, information and campaign news

Talk To Neighbours

Not everyone is digitally connected so please talk to neighbours to spread the word!


Thank you for coming along to the protest on Sunday 31st July 2022 and hearing more about the plans proposed for the sorting office. The protest is featured are on page 4 of The Argus published Friday 5th August 2022. You can see the the article here. You can also read about it in The Argus Online and view the photos taken below. Look out for more press coverage soon!

Photography by Jeff Woodall


We are fundraising to pay for leaflets, materials and experts to help us spread the word and fight Royal Mail's planning application. If you can make a contribution it will be appreciated. Please visit our Just Giving Page here to do so.


Thank you to everyone who has delivered leaflets, talked to neighbours, door knocked and generally helped spread the word in such a short space of time last year. Our campaign was very successful in receiving over 900 objections and putting pressure on Brighton & Hove City Council to scruitinise the proposed development.

Unfortunately we must now fight again to safeguard our water supply, biodiversity, air quality and road safety (to name a few)! Royal Mail's amendment is a just another of their strategies to wear us down and sneakily disregard everyone's previous objections and hard work in this new application. 

It is incredibly important that everyone has their say again during the public consultation period and knows this is happening. The number of objections on these important issues will be reviewed and noted at the Planning Committee meeting. 

Thank you again for your support!