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Cumbria dominates list of areas with low pollution levels and affordable homes

Published on: Thursday 21st June 2018

Cumbrian local authorities dominate a list of top ten areas that offer both low pollution levels and affordable property prices for homebuyers.

Copeland, Barrow, Allerdale and Carlisle all offer some of England and Wales' most affordable locations for homebuyers seeking clean, unpolluted air.

Results from a study released this week show that Copeland is the best performing in Cumbria, named the second "cleanest air hotspot", with just Blaenau Gwent in Wales beating it to the top of the list.

Copeland average house price with the cleanest air is £145,593 and the annual gross pay is £31,963

Fourth on the list is Barrow with the house price at £132,382 and annual gross pay £24,645.

Next from Cumbria is Allerdale at number seven on the list, with house price at £183,814 and annual gross pay £22,470.

And Carlisle is in eighth place with house prices at £157,033 and annual gross pay £19,658.

The study from Future Climate Info – the independent environmental risk analysts – examines 2017 residential property transaction data from HM Land Registry alongside environmental data from EarthSense Systems on average Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) levels in 100m² areas, caused by vehicle emissions and other sources.

Geoff Offen, managing director of Future Climate Info, said: "The quality of the air we breathe from the environment we live in is increasingly becoming a public health concern, with many homebuyers choosing to escape to the country to avoid polluted metropolitan areas.

"Unsurprisingly, rural areas are more likely to have cleaner air...."

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