Under the Clean Air Act, we can make all or part of the Falkirk Council area a smoke
If you live in a smoke control area, it is an offence to produce smoke from a chimney
of a building, or a chimney of any fixed boiler or industrial plant. You must use
an authorised fuel in your appliances. The only exception is if your appliance is
classed as exempt. The current maximum fine for an offence is £1,000.
If you do not live in a smoke control area, you do not have to use an authorised
fuel or an exempt appliance. However, it is an offence to cause dark smoke to be
Authorised fuels are fuels which have passed tests to confirm that they can be burned
in a fireplace without producing smoke.
Exempt appliances are appliances, such as ovens, wood burners and stoves, that have
passed tests to confirm that they can burn fuel without producing smoke.
To find out if a fuel is authorised, or to view the current list of exempt appliances
in Scotland, please visit the Defra Smoke
Control Areas website.
To find out where the smoke control areas are in the Falkirk Council area, please
view the smoke control area map.
- Smoke control areas map
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