The Royal Mail travel survey shows that moving to this site will result in an increase in car and motorcycle travel, and a decrease in walking and cycling.
The National Planning Practice Guidance advises that travel plans can positively contribute by encouraging sustainable travel, lessening traffic generation and its detriment and impacts, and reducing carbon emissions and climate impacts. As can be seen above in the shift in intended behaviour this is not the outcome of the move to the site for employees.
The Brighton & Hove Council Workplace Sustainable Travel web page also lists their preferred methods of travel to create a more sustainable future and reduce the carbon footprint of the organisation.
Their preferred order of travel is digital communication (remote working), walking and wheeling to work, cycling, public and shared transport, electric passenger vehicles and car sharing, regular passenger vehicles and car sharing, and air travel.
It is clear from the change above that a move to Patcham Court Farm from existing Hove and Brighton sorting offices will result in more journeys that use less favourable methods of transport - i.e. more regular passenger vehicles and less walking and cycling.