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Air Pollution: Greater Manchester

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 54490, tabled on 23 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many schools are located within (a) one mile and (b) five miles of the (i) Bury Whitefield Roadside and (ii) Manchester Piccadilly air quality monitoring sites.

Answered on

28 November 2016

Defra does not routinely hold information or data on schools located within close proximity to air quality monitoring sites.

However, Bury Metropolitan Borough Council and Manchester City Council have estimated the number of schools located within one and five miles of the Bury Whitefield Roadside and Manchester Piccadilly air quality monitoring sites.

There are 15 schools within one mile of both the Bury and Manchester Piccadilly sites. There are 193 within five miles of the Bury site and 361 of Manchester Piccadilly.

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