Smoke Controlled Area's

Under the Clean Air Act, local authorities may declare the whole or part of the district of the authority - to be a smoke control area.

It is an offence to emit smoke from a chimney of a building, from a furnace or from any fixed boiler if located in a designated smoke control area.

It is also an offence to acquire an "unauthorised fuel" for use within a smoke control area unless it is used in an "exempt" appliance ("exempted" from the controls which generally apply in the smoke control area).

The current maximum level of fine is £1,000 for each offence.

Your local authority is responsible for enforcing the legislation in smoke control areas and you can contact them for details of any smoke control areas in their area. They should also have details of the fuels and appliances which may be used.
How to contact your Local Authority for location of smoke control areas Authorised fuels.

Exempt appliances are appliances (ovens, wood burners and stoves) which have been exempted by Statutory Instruments (Orders) under the Clean Air Act 1993 or Clean Air (Northern Ireland) Order 1981.
These have passed tests to confirm that they are capable of burning an unauthorised or inherently smoky solid fuel without emitting smoke.


Please click the defra logo to go to the DEFRA web site - where you can check Your Area
if you are unsure

Ordering Fuels Online.

KentCoal ~T.White Coalmerchant is proud to be affiliated to The Coal Merchants Federation.

It's is not only in your interest but ours too ~ That you obide by your local authority in relation to the types of fuels your are able to burn - in your region.

As a mail order customer, it is your responsibilty to check that you are indeed purchasing the correct fuels - to obide by the regulations in place.

Kentcoal ~ T.White Coal Merchant, cannot be held responsible for incorrect purchases,
we will not knowingly supply any customer known to be in a smoke controlled zone ~ any fuels - un permitted.

We have given every customer the ability to check & obide herewith.

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