Smoke Control Areas (SCA)

Smoke control areas

This page features information and links relevant to smoke control areas.

What is a smoke control area?

A smoke control area is an area where people and businesses must not:

  • emit a substantial amount of smoke from a chimney
  • buy or sell unauthorised fuel for use in a smoke control area unless it's used in an 'exempt' appliance (appliances which are approved for use in smoke control areas)

For more information on the rules in smoke control areas, please visit Smoke Control Areas - do you know the rules? A practical guide (defra.gov.uk)

Where are smoke control areas?

To find out which areas of England are designated smoke control areas, please visit the smoke control area map.

Please note, the data on this map is indicative only and you should always contact your local authority to confirm if you live in a smoke control area.