Please - let any of us who care about the future of Ealing and the people who live in it keep up the pressure of protest regarding the ugly, overcrowded, under-resourced Dickens Yard/Glenkerrin proposed development combo.

If Ealing were a derelict wasteland of unwanted urban ruins perhaps the DY/G plans could be seen as improvement.

But Ealing is a actually a verdant, thriving suburban town.

What it needs is a creative, imaginative relaunch of its centre as a multi-purpose community hub, with plenty of room to work rest and play.

What it doesn't need but appears to be getting is a load of high-density boxes crammed up against a high speed railway line with nowhere to go but skywards.

Ealing Broadway is finally beginning to claw its way back from decades of bad planning.

Small shops are flourishing again along Springbridge, the High street and Ealing Green - coming out from under the shadow of colourless chains and £1 outlets.

The weekly west Ealing Farmers' Market is thriving and ready to take on a much bigger patch (possibly Dickens Yard?).

We finally have more cafés and restaurants than pubs.

The local police, social and health services seem to be getting to grips with their past shortcomings. Ealing Broadway station is better than it used to be.

Even the area's traffic flow and litter problems are gradually improving.

But all this potential for success seems to be spooking Ealing Council planning department.

Ealing Broadway doing well - we can't have that!

Bring back poor community environments, blocked traffic and overstretched services as quickly as possible!