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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.

In these areas it is an offence to:

  • Emit smoke from the chimney of a building;
  • Use solid fuel, fixed boiler or industrial plant unless they are made for smoke control areas (please see related internet links for a list of exempted appliances);
  • Sell and deliver solid fuel that is not suitable for smoke control areas (please see related internet links for a list of authorised fuels). 

 Maps of the smoke control areas are available to download.

word icon Skipton Smoke Control Areas [382kb]

word icon South Craven Smoke Control Areas [523kb]