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Smoke control area

Smoke control areas or zones were introduced as part of the Clean Air Acts of 1956 and 1968, which means in most parts of the country, you're not allowed to burn some fuels that cause smoke, such as in a fireplace, furnace or boiler. If you do burn unauthorised fuels that smoke, you could be fined up to £1,000.

You are allowed to burn 'green' garden waste (for example, sticks and leaves on a bonfire) in a smoke control area. You are also allowed to have barbecues or chimineas.

Local Authority Search of the property will reveal whether it is in a smoke control area. If the property is in a smoke control area, please ask your conveyancing solicitor for information on how this could affect you.