A postscript to the article “Foster consortium set to bid for Olympic media centre” (5 January, page 11) implies that the proposal to move some key departments and channels to Salford may not happen.

One of the major reasons for the move is to ensure the BBC is less London-centric and spend the licence fee more equitably across the UK. The BBC has no plans to move BBC Sport to east London, whatever the final decision on our move to Salford. Therefore it is not a choice between Stratford and Salford.

The presence of an Olympic media centre in east London will not, therefore, affect the plans for the move of around 1,500 jobs to Salford in 2011.

Hellen Martin, communications manager, BBC North Project