Smoke control areas

Smoke control areas (SCAs) apply to smoke from chimneys. In these areas it is an offence to emit smoke from a building, to obtain and use solid fuel (other than authorised fuel), or to sell solid fuel (other than authorised fuel) for use in premises located within an SCA. There are some exceptions, for example, where the fuel is authorised by the SCA (Authorised Fuels) Regulations, the fuel is being burnt on a fireplace exempted by an SCA (Exempted Fireplace) Order or if the building or fireplace has been exempted by conditions specified by the local authority. Complaints of smoke in an SCA are investigated by the Pollution Section.

To view the borough's smoke control orders, please use the drop down link below.

If you would like to check if your property is in a smoke control area please use the map below.

Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 841335 or email