A large number of areas in Leeds are controlled by smoke control orders. Areas not subject to restrictions about what they can burn are usually in the former industrial parts of the city and some of the more outlying areas.
To check if your address is within a smoke control area you can call us on 0113 2476252 Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
Alternatively you can contact us by email using the Contact us tab below and provide details of your address and post code. We aim to respond within 5 working days.
Fuels and appliances
The fuels that can be burned in smoke control areas are governed by DEFRA as is installed equipment. When you purchase a stove or other solid fuel appliance the installer should check where you live and give some guidance on whether the equipment you wish to purchase is appropriate.
Full details of the fuels and appliances can be found on the DEFRA website by following the link.
Please note smoke control orders restrict what fumes are emitted from your chimney they do not govern what can be burned in a fire in your garden. We will however, investigate complaints about outside fires or smoke that is emitted from a chimney if it is seen to be causing a nuisance.