I am writing to reply to a letter from Joe Page.

I am actually proud of England's green and pleasant land. I think the turning Ealing Common into a monstrous city planners' dream is totally without rhyme or reason. I personally would love to leave a legacy of a green oasis amid concrete stress.

I suppose Joe Page would like to turn our recreation facilities into a never-ending ode to the motor car.

Our haven of green public gardens, communal paths, walk ways are much commented on by overseas visitors alike; they appreciate our wonderful planning of an escape from the increasing hustle and bustle in our much more needed open, uncluttered, peaceful green area.

If we are not careful with the example of Ealing Common we will leave a legacy of environmental hooligans, leaving future generations with a mass of ugly concrete and more and more roadside 'tat' advertising cheap and nasty goods.

Will Joe Page be happy to turn Kensington Park into a multi-storey car park to ease traffic congestion for shoppers in Kensington High Street?

Ealing Council obviously needs to take urgent action with regard to lack of shops and parking, but not by taking away our birthright and

making way for the hideous planning which would come. Did we not learn a valuable lesson from the planning of the 1960s /70s, the lack of foresight?

Please, Joe Page, take a long walk around our borough and decide then what is more important, the greedy gas guzzler or our right to enjoy our surroundings?