Smoke Control Zone
Under the Clean Air Act 1993 local authorities
may declare the whole or part of the district of the authority to
be a smoke control area. It is an offence to emit smoke from a
chimney of a building, from a furnace or from any fixed boiler if
located in a designated smoke control area. It is also an offence
to acquire an "unauthorised fuel" for use within a smoke control
area unless it is used in an "exempt" appliance ("exempted" from
the controls which generally apply in the smoke control area). The
current maximum level of fine is £1,000 for each offence.
Apart from a small rural area within Goffs Oak the whole
Borough is smokeless.
Some information is available from DEFRA. Further
information is also on HETAS with respect to fuels and
This legislation is covered by the environmental health
section which can be contacted on 01992 785511 or email@example.com