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Air pollution

The Environmental Health team deal with a range of local air pollution issues.

  • Pollution control - clean air act approval

    The Clean Air Act 1993, introduced a wide range of new regulations such as those which control smoke emissions and the height of chimneys and those relating to the content and composition of motor fuels.

  • Permitted Processes

    The Council regulates a range of commercial and industrial processes that could give rise to polluting emissions.

  • Air Quality

    The Council is responsible for reviewing and assessing the quality of outdoor air in Craven to determine whether local air quality meets required government standards.

  • Bonfires

    Smoke may be classed as a statutory nuisance under Section 79 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

  • Smoke Control Areas

    Certain areas of Craven have been designated Smoke Control Areas since the 1970's. This is to prevent air pollution and the resulting ill health caused by the burning of coal and wood.