Smoke control areas

Many parts of the UK are smoke control areas where you can’t emit smoke from a chimney unless you’re burning an authorised fuel or using exempt appliances, eg burners or stoves
You can be fined up to £1,000 if you break the rules.

Find out if you live in a smoke control area
Contact your local council to see if you live in a smoke control area. The environmental services department will be able to help you.