I WAS interested to read a quote from MP Susan Kramer (The Informer, June 19), who is publicly supporting residents in East Sheen in their battle against a private garden grabbing developer.

Ms Kramer is quoted as saying 'the latest application from the developers is no better and still blocks lights, destroys open space, upsets the ambience of the street and exacerbates parking problems'.

Amanda and Julia of SOS Avenue Gardens residents' group are doing a fantastic job and I am delighted they have an MP so willing to speak out for them and I wish them every success.

Here in Twickenham, residents have just lost the two-year battle against an unfair planning application which will result in the blocking of light, destroy open space in a deficient area, destroy four cherished trees and an eight award-winning community garden, upsets the ambience of the street and which will exacerbate parking problems.

The difference? This is council-owned land, destined to take the social rented housing the council doesn't want built on Twickenham Riverside and such a political hot potato that our MP won't speak out publically.

Talk about double standards.

Julie Hill