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Smoke control areas

Areas covered

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.

You can check whether your house is in a smoke control area from this page, alternatively, you can find out by calling us on 0113 2476252 Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm or via email by using the Contact us form on this page.  When emailing please provide details of your address and post code. We aim to respond within 5 working days.

Fuels and appliances in smoke control areas

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, a link to which is provided in the external links section on this page.

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.‚Äč

Check whether your house is in a smoke control area