14 JULY 1961, Page 13

SIR,—Mr. Kenneth Robinson covers his retreat with generalities which have

no relevance to the Black- heath inquiry. The quality of Mr. Lyons's work was never in dispute. What we contested was the need to pull down good Georgian houses to make room for it. We can see no reason why Mr. Lyons's work should not co-exist side by side with the Georgian buildings for which Blackheath is famous. The destruction of 44 Blackheath Park violated this principle. The community loses a good house and gains nothing; at least as many homes would have been provided by developing the garden and con- verting the house into flats. The objectors were ready to accept this. So was the Inspector. These are the facts, and Mr. Robinson's rhetoric cannot change them.—Yours faithfully,