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Air Pollution: Greater Manchester

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 54491, tabled on 23 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people live 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 the number of people living within close proximity and around air quality monitoring sites.

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

They estimate there are 24,882 people living within a mile of the Bury site and 44,126 within a mile of the Manchester Piccadilly site. They also estimate there are 490,023 people living within five miles of the Bury site and 790,650 of the Manchester Piccadilly site.

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