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Smoke control areas

Smoke control areas

Information on domestic smoke control (fires & log burners)

It is an offence to acquire 'unauthorised fuel' for use within a smoke control area unless it is used in an 'exempt' appliance. It is also an offence to produce smoke from a domestic chimney, furnace or fixed boiler in a smoke control area. The current maximum level of fine is £1,000 for each offence.

Details of fuel types that may be burnt in Scunthorpe

The Smoke Control Areas (Exempted Fireplaces) (England) Order 2015

The urban area of Scunthorpe is covered by the following Smoke Control Orders (SCOs):

Properties outside the urban area of Scunthorpe are not subject to Smoke Control Orders and as such the law covering statutory nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in relation to smoke, fumes, dust etc. applies. 

For more information please contact us.

Chimney smoke

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Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 5pm

Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm

Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays

Last updated: 27/02/2015
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