How does house size determine demand on local services? Who's going to consume more, a wealthy individual living alone in a large house, or a family of 5 with school-going kids in a house half the size?But size is a fairer way rather than house price. All of the costs you reference above are fixed costs. Have you ever tried to get the council to install extra lights?
There is no more a direct correlation between house size and consumption of services than there is with house value, but at least value has a higher correlation with ability to pay.
The grass on the green outside my place is being cut regularly, streets are swept a couple of times a month, lighting is fixed quickly when it fails. All authorities do all this within the constraints of current budget in public spaces, they don't offer extra services on request though they will respond to incidents of fly-tipping and the like, and they of course do little or nothing in developments that haven't been fully taken in charge.Have you ever tried to get the council to install extra lights? Clean streets, cut grass etc. They don't do it trust me I am Chairperson of the local residents association.