Pollution Control - Clean Air Act

Pollution Control: Clean Air Act Approval

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When a new heating appliance is to be installed, in some circumstances, it is necessary to obtain approval for the height of the chimney to be used in conjunction with the appliance.

The Clean Air Act 1993 makes it an offence to cause or knowingly permit a furnace to be used to:

  • Burn pulverised fuel, or
  • Burn any solid matter at a rate of 45.4 kg or more an hour, or
  • Burn liquid or gaseous matter at a rate equivalent to 366.4kwh or more

The above is true unless the height of the chimney has been approved by the Council and any conditions attached to the approval adhered to.