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I think its also related on how far people are prepared to travel to access key amenities. For example, people expect certain amenities such as GP surgeries, Primary Schools, Post Offices, Local convenience stores to be within walking distance in the neighbourhood. People would then expect to travel up to 30 mins by car or public transport to jobs, Secondary Schools, FE Colleges. For jobs, a lot would depend on the skill levels required/salaries offered etc of local jobs – people would expect to travel outside of their neighbourhood to obtain jobs with higher salaries commensurate with their skills. Then up to 60 mins for Hospitals, Universities. Also facilities like Hospitals require a skilled labour force and also derive economies of scale/agglomeration from operating on large sites as specialised & expensive equipment is used. It is perhaps unrealistic to expect every neighbourhood to have its own hospital!