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Clean Air Act rules and smoke control areas

Smoke Control Area

The whole of Waltham Forest has been designated as a Smoke Control Area under the Clean Air Act 1993.  This means that it is an offence to emit smoke from a chimney of a building, or from a furnace or any fixed boiler. It is also an offence to use an 'unauthorised fuel' unless it is in an 'exempt' appliance. The current maximum fine is £1,000 for each offence. Find out more about smoke control areas, authorised fuels and exempt appliances