Mount Pleasant Sorting Office

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What representations have you made to Royal Mail about their plans for developing the Mount Pleasant Sorting Office site - in particular with regard to traffic impact if mail has to travel longer distances for sorting and with regard to the supply of affordable housing if much of the site is to be sold off for housing?


Answer for Mount Pleasant Sorting Office

Answer for Mount Pleasant Sorting Office

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My Planning Decisions Unit has been involved in the development of a masterplan for the area, working closely with Royal Mail and Islington and Camden Councils to achieve a sustainable development. I have no powers over Royal Mail's decision to centralise part of their mail sorting capacity in this location, or to base a planning decision on my view of that decision. Transport issues will, as always, play an important part in any planning decision I take relating to this site. The majority of the mail handled in this location will continue to be to and from the nearby City. As with any strategic housing site, the delivery of the London Plan housing policies will be another priority, including those policies relating to affordable housing.