Under the Clean Air Act, certain areas of York have been designated 'Smoke Control' areas.
Check if you live in a Smoke Control area
Enter your address in to check whether your property is in a Smoke Control area:
Further information about Smoke Control areas is available to download.
Authorised and exempted fuels in Smoke Control areas
Within these areas:
- you're committing an offence if you allow smoke emissions from a chimney, unless you are using authorised fuel or an exempted appliance
- you must check with your supplier whether any oil or solid-fuel fireplace you're considering installing meets the guidelines for an 'exempted appliance'
- if an appliance is not exempted, you will only be permitted to burn authorised fuel
Please note that the restrictions within Smoke Control areas do not apply to bonfires.