Smoke control areas

Some parts of Exeter are Smoke Control Areas. Inside these areas, home owners and businesses must not release smoke from a chimney. People in these areas have two ways that they can show that their stove or fire is smokeless:

  1. only burn a fuel which has been tested and shown to be 'smokeless'
  2. install a stove that has been designed and shown to operate as 'smokeless'

Please see this list of all the fuels and stoves that have been approved for use in a Smoke Control Area.

You can use the map below to see if your property is in a Smoke Control Area. The Smoke Control Areas are marked in blue. You can zoom and scroll to your area and click on the map or type your postcode into the search box.

You can also see further Government advice for the owners of all fires and stoves which explains how to burn without causing too much harmful smoke.

The most modern stoves meet something called the 'Eco Design Standard'. These burn more cleanly than older stoves. We recommend that anyone buying a new stove chooses one that meets this standard, whether they live in a Smoke Control Area or not.

If you would like more information on smoke control areas or are having trouble using the map then please contact us at environmental.health@exeter.gov.uk

 

Smoke control area map

 

 

When this content has been updated

Last updated 25 November 2019