Clean Air Act 1993

This legislation provides specific powers to deal with offences relation to the production of dark or black smoke from chimneys and industrial or trade premises, (which includes farms).

There are specified powers also relating to the operation of furnaces and minimum chimney heights.

More general powers relating to smoke nuisance from bonfires on commercial or domestic premises, are dealt with under the nuisance control provisions of The Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Contrary to popular belief there is no amnesty for garden fires after 6:00 pm the duty remains not to cause a nuisance to neighbouring dwellings.

Is the Malvern Hills District Classed as a 'Smoke Control Area'?

None of this Council's district lies within a Smoke Control Area, there are therefore no restrictions which require specific fuels only to be burned in domestic properties.