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Open fires and wood burning stoves

Open fires and wood-burning stoves are increasing in popularity over the last few years. Please see this guide from DEFRA on how to get the most from your stove or open fire.

This means we now see more smoke from chimneys which has a negative effect on air quality. This can cause breathing problems including asthma attacks and contribute to other health conditions. 

Please see thisleaflet from DEFRA that provides information that use wood burning stoves or open fires to reduce environmental and health impacts.

Reporting an issue to us

If you think that someone is polluting the air with an open fire or wood burning stove, then you can report it to us and we shall investigate:

Report it