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Royal Mail's plan to move East Croydon parcel collection office out of the town centre is not acceptable
30/10/2013 14:33:00


Royal Mail are planning to sell their site next to East Croydon station. They’ve submitted a planning application for a mixed-use scheme with a small supermarket on the ground floor and 200 homes above.

The current eyesore could certainly do with being redeveloped but there is a flaw: they are proposing moving the Parcel Collection Office to the Wandle Park Trading Estate on Factory Lane. This is not acceptable - it’s much less accessible for anyone who doesn’t own a car.

I have contacted Royal Mail to make it clear that if they want to redevelop their current site, they need to find an alternative site in the town centre for the Parcel Collection Office. I would strongly encourage you to do so too by emailing James Mitchell.

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On 30/10/2013 16:33:00 Grahame wrote:
I agree that the proposal to move the facility out of central Croydon is unacceptable. The Royal Mail (even though part-privatised) is an essential public service and must remain in central Croydon. Anywhere else would be inconvenient for those of us without cars: for people with disabilities: and for anyone who did not wish to travel outside central Croydon for whatever reason.

On 02/11/2013 12:49:00 A H Vick wrote:
I agree that the current building should be pulled down and replaced with a more efficient and attractive multi storey building. I also think a parcel collection point run by Royal Mail close to East Croydon Station is essential.
On 28/11/2013 16:21:00 Eric Green wrote:
I totally agree that the present Royal Mail building at East Croydon must be razed to the ground. It is a carbuncle on the Croydon landscape. and the sooner it goes the better - preferably overnight!! However, it is so short-sighted to even think of moving it out of town, it really makes me wonder where these people are coming from to propose such an idea. Find a temporary place for it until the present site is re-developed. Not easy & it will not be done without inconvenience, but you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs!



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