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Clean Air Act

Under the Clean Air Act 1993 it is an offence, with certain exceptions, for industrial or trade premises to emit dark smoke. This Act also allows the council to control emissions to the air through the prior approval of the height of a chimney serving furnaces of a certain size. Other legislation still applies in certain circumstances and for some smaller scale industrial processes.

The Environment Agency can be contacted on 08708 506506. For more information about air quality, visit the Environment Agency website.