15 MARCH 1957, Page 8

IN AN ARTICLE appearing recently in The Thnes by the

paper's Architectural Correspondent, an Italian housing estate was held up as a model, beside which English planning of housing estates stood in glaring contrast. As it happened, the correspondent had got the main fact, on which he had based his argument, completely wrong. The Times was asked to find room for a short letter of correction : it refused. The Town and Country Planning ,Association thereupon published the facts in its' own journal, asking readers to spread them, which I am glad to do. I see that The Times has now grudgingly printed a correction, but tucked it away at the bottom of a back page among 'points from letters.' If this makes the Town and Country Planning Association feel even angrier, I would not blame them.