Air Quality study

The M60 corridor through Davyhulme is one of the most polluted areas in the borough due to the high numbers of vehicles using the M60 and surrounding A-roads.

We have set up a special study to find out how air quality may change in the future. The purpose of the study is to provide up-to-date and detailed local baseline levels of nitrogen dioxide, and to predict future levels. This will help the Council in reviewing air quality and considering planning proposals and is available to the public and interested parties.

The study says that because of more traffic on the motorway and the surrounding roads, that the main pollutant of concern, Nitrogen Dioxide, is predicted to rise. This is despite a likely reduction of Nitrogen Dioxide concentrations from nearby industrial sources. However there are plans to make changes to the local roads that may help reduce pollution levels in hotspot areas.

The study provides an up to date picture of air quality in the area and will be useful in looking into future planning applications made to the Council. It will help in reviewing Trafford's Air Quality Management Area and providing up to date advice to the local community. It should also assure locals that decisions taken relating to air quality are made based on accurate and up to date information.