I FEEL I must reply to your article 'Council accused of institutional racism' (Chronicle, June 4).
As a resident of the very same estate, I am pleased to say that at long last the Central Hounslow Area Planning Committee has decided to do something about this blatant disregard of building rules and planning permission.
There has been at any one time up to five different sets of lodgers living in that house and him and his family living in an illegal extension.
The man's a builder, how come he does not know the rules? And for Cllr Sharma to endorse this, in his position, is beyond comprehension.
Having lived on this estate for many years, I'm shocked and annoyed that so many outbuildings are now springing up all around the area, especially now that the alleys have been closed off because of security concerns.
Cllr Sharma had the audacity to say 'the victims from a small section of the community', that small section of the community that he's shouting about, from a great height, have been taking £1,400 per month in rent, let alone only paying the same council tax as myself and everybody else who lives on this estate. How is that fair?
It's illegal to live in a separate dwelling on your property.
They're only to be used as play rooms/gyms or something along that line.
That said, these structures are going up everywhere - another one in the very same road has a roof nearly as tall as the house.
I'm under the impression they're only allowed to take up a certain amount of floor space.
Why build up and put a roof on it? Obvious really when you think about it.
Well done Cllr Mark Bowen and all others who stood their ground and at last have had the guts to do something about this complete shambles that the previous Labour council let this area become.
I have always voted for Labour, not this time and never ever again.
Cllr Sharma should resign his post.
How dare he be paid to make such stupid statements about 'racism'. How did race come into this? It could be anybody's illegal extension and it would still have to come down.
Good riddance to 'the blind eye club' - that's the worst sort of racism ever. They should all hang their heads in shame.
MARILYN GORMAN Corporation Avenue, Hounslow.