Consultation has only got validity if those who are being consulted believe they can influence the outcome of the proposals, either to change and stop them or, indeed, at the end sometimes agree with them.
TfL are planning to build a new bus depot at the corner of Horn Lane and Western Avenue in Ealing, and in a written answer at the last Mayor's Question Time you stated there would be no special consultation procedures for the bus depot. But Ealing itself is giving the impression that the planning permission which is sought is virtually a foregone conclusion.
I wonder if you are aware of the strength of feeling that this issue has created amongst the local residents in Ealing, who simply do not believe that this residential area can cope with huge bendy buses and are very worried about the petrol storage tanks, which will be built next to their houses.
Will you come to Ealing and see the proposed depot site for yourself, and come and meet the local residents and endeavour to persuade them that this is the right way forward for this site?