§ 5. Mr. Tilney
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what action he has taken to urge local authorities to combine physical planning and development of the environment with other services such as nursery schools, day nurseries and community centres.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
Current opportunities such as those presented by reorganisation, the preparation of structure plans and the initiatives taken to explore new forms of management are all tending to encourage local authorities to adopt the approach my hon. Friend favours. I intend to foster such developments.
§ Mr. Tilney
Has my right hon. Friend seen the Shelter Neighbourhood project in Liverpool? Does he not agree that there is much to be said for bringing the community spirit to inner urban areas and satellite cities?
§ Mr. Walker
I have visited the Shelter scheme in Liverpool on several occasions. 1313 I think it has a great deal to offer, and I have encouraged other local authorities to go and examine the progress being made there.