The Clean Air Act 1993 is aimed at controlling smoke emissions and the height of larger chimneys.
It is an offence to cause or permit the emission of dark smoke from industrial or trade premises
These are intended to control pollution in areas where the predominant fuel used for domestic heating is coal. There are no smoke control areas in Tandridge.
The control of chimney heights enables local authorities to take into account a number of relevant factors in determining the height of a chimney.
Under section 14 of the Act, unless the height of the chimney has been approved by the local authority and any conditions attached to approval adhered to, it is an offence to cause to cause or knowingly permit a furnace to be used to:
An application for chimney height approval must contain adequate information to enable the necessary calculations to be carried out.
The local authority must consider an application for approval for chimney height for a furnace and give a written decision within 28 days of receipt, unless it is agreed in writing between us and the applicant that a longer period is allowed. If we fail to deal with the application within this time period, then approval without qualification is given.
For further information please contact Environmental Health on 01883 732841 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Or write to us at:
Tandridge District Council
8 Station Road East
Oxted Surrey RH8 0BT
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