The provision of small socially mixed residential areas, each with its own individuality and its own centre, in order to promote neighbourliness and the social development of the town. Practically all homes are within one-third of a mile of their neighbourhood shops and within one and a quarter miles of the town centre. The character of the individual neighbourhood centres will vary and the design will spring from the natural features of the area, local place names have been retained for the neighbourhoods in all cases and the affix ‘Green’ .. has suggested the creation of a typical English Green at the centre of each neighbourhood.
from sixty five years ago. Well worth a read.