Smokeless fuels

The whole of the borough has been smoke controlled since April 1994

The whole of the borough of Doncaster is subject to a smoke control order effective under the Clean Air Act 1993. This means that :

  1. it is an offence to emit smoke from the chimney of any building within a smoke control area (certain exemptions apply)
  2. It is an offence to acquire solid fuel for use in a smoke control area (other than approved smokeless fuels or 3 below applies)
  3. it is an offence to burn coal in a smoke control area except on certain approved appliances designed to burn certain grades of coal smokelessly
  4. it is an offence to deliver coal to a domestic property in a smoke control area (except for an appliance as described in 3 above)
  5. it is an offence to emit dark smoke from commercial premises                   

Solid smokeless fuel is allowed to be used in smoke control areas provided that it has been approved for use by the government.

The document below is the government regulations which lists all the current solid fuel heating appliances authorised for use in smoke control areas. It should be noted that some of these have to be used in conjunction with specific fuels in order to be authorised. 

Maximum fines for contravention of the above range from £1000 to £20000.

Clean Air
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The link below takes you to a list of authorised fuels which can be used in smoke control areas in England:

Defra-Smoke Control

BONFIRES

If you were looking for information about bonfires, please see our bonfires page.

For further information, please contact the council

Last updated: 21 April 2020 16:31:52