Smoke control areas

What fuels and appliances are exempt

What fuels are exempt

Authorised fuels are fuels that are authorised by Statutory Instruments (Regulations) made under the Clean Air Act 1993 or Clean Air (Northern Ireland) Order 1981. These include inherently smokeless fuels such as gas, electricity and anthracite together with specified brands of manufactured solid smokeless fuels. These fuels have passed tests to confirm that they are capable of burning in an open fireplace without producing smoke. To find a list of authorised fuels visit the Defra website.

What appliances are exempt

Exempt appliances are appliances (ovens, wood burners and stoves) that have been exempted by Statutory Instruments (Orders) under the Clean Air Act 1993 or Clean Air (Northern Ireland) Order 1981. To find a list of exempt appliances visit the Defra website.

Pollution team

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