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Smokeless Zones

Environmental Health (Environmental Protection) Appletree Court, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7PA. Tel: 023 8028 5411


The Clean Air Act 1993, introduced a wide range of new regulations such as those which control smoke emissions.

Are there any smoke control areas in the New Forest?

There are no smoke control areas within the New Forest; however, care should be taken when choosing a fuel that is suitable for the appliance e.g. seasoned wood, to avoid causing smoke problems to your neighbours.

It is recommended that wood burning stoves (or any appliances burning solid fuel) do not have a cap or cowl on the discharge end of the flue that impedes the upward vertical flow of emissions from the flue as this causes the smoke to flow back down to the ground (down-wash) and increases the likelihood of causing annoyance to your neighbours.

Please contact us for further information if required.


Updated: 11 Jul 2017
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