Colin Cant is right (Gazette Letters, November 21) to suggest a video be released of the Dickens Yard Planning Committee on November 5.
Why? Because I would like to check my facts. Did people from TVU/Ealing Broadway Centre's Business Improvement District (BID) really speak against 24 residents' groups and support the application?
Business people are not normally keen on competition.
And is this the same BID that hopes to attract the same residents to its shops for Christmas shopping? (front page same edition)
How come the BID supports more shops when so many are already closed in the centre? Why doesn't the BID direct its energies to try to get these shops filled?
And why is TVU so keen on the Dickens Yard developers? And Arcadia?
Why should Cllr Popham mention her daughter's housing needs as a justification for the development?
Unless her daughters are exceptional none of the homes (if built) are likely to be available to them. She may do better to look into filling the 2,247 homes for rent that lay vacant in the borough (last year's figures).
Do we need more homes that may lie vacant?
Why should councillors pass this development against the wishes of so many objectors, including the affected area's own councillors and august bodies such as CABE and English Heritage?
As another respondent Tina Berry said (Letters, November 21): 'Just what is in it for them?' and is 'something sinister' going on?