Smoke control areas
Where are the smoke control areas in the borough
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s we introduced an increasing number of smoke control areas to address the air pollution of the day and to ensure the great smog of 1952 did not occur again. The geographical extent of these smoke control areas was determined by the ward boundaries of the time with only Darwin ward and Chelsfield ward being exempt from smoke control.
Since this time these boundaries have evolved and as such certain areas of Darwin ward and what is now Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom ward are exempt while others are enforced. The full extent of the area can seen on the smoke control map. You can view a full list of streets that are exempt from smoke control.