Freedom of information request response - 05364

FOI request

FOI ID number
Air Quality

I wish to request the following:

  • The names of the three Eden streets with the worst air quality over the last three full calendar years (2015, 2016, and 2017) and so far this year (2018).
  • The names of the three Eden streets with the best air quality over the last three full years, and so far this year. * Details of pollutants that most featured in poor air quality for each of those years.
  • A figure for each year, and so far this year, confirming how many times the pollution level exceeded the currently permitted EU limits.

Our response


We send a report through to Defra each year to report on the air quality within Eden and detail any monitoring that has been undertaken. Once the Council has received acknowledgement that the reports have been reviewed and accepted by Defra they are then published on the Council’s website. The reports for 2015, 2016 and 2017 are available here the data for 2018 will not be available until Defra has accepted the 2018 report which isn’t required to be submitted to Defra until the end of this month and then it can be a couple of months before we receive confirmation that it has been accepted.

Response date
20 June 2018