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Ever heard of smoke-monitored areas?

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I read this in a recent article:-

 

" Whilst there are no Smoke Control Areas in the South Lakes, other parts of Cumbria are in smoke-monitored areas, where it is essential to only burn fuel that is DEFRA-approved for use in such zones. "

 

That is the first time I have heard the term smoke-monitored areas mentioned in the press. I presume this is the first stage before becoming a smoke control area. The regulatory net is tightening!

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8 hours ago, BowlandStoves said:

I read this in a recent article:-

 

" Whilst there are no Smoke Control Areas in the South Lakes, other parts of Cumbria are in smoke-monitored areas, where it is essential to only burn fuel that is DEFRA-approved for use in such zones. "

 

That is the first time I have heard the term smoke-monitored areas mentioned in the press. I presume this is the first stage before becoming a smoke control area. The regulatory net is tightening!

Ooooeeerrr !

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On 13/09/2018 at 10:44, BowlandStoves said:

I read this in a recent article:-

 

" Whilst there are no Smoke Control Areas in the South Lakes, other parts of Cumbria are in smoke-monitored areas, where it is essential to only burn fuel that is DEFRA-approved for use in such zones. "

 

That is the first time I have heard the term smoke-monitored areas mentioned in the press. I presume this is the first stage before becoming a smoke control area. The regulatory net is tightening!

Or maybe the author of the article was simply not being very precise with language.  Maybe he or she meant to type "Smoke Control Area".  Is it possible a journalist wasn't quite 100% accurate......?

 

I find it amazing that there is not a simple map available somewhere on the internet that shows you if you live in a smoke control area.  The gov website suggests you simply contact your local authority.  How many people will bother to do that?  How many people illegally use their woodburner in blissful ignorance?

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Think SCA is the same as where the smoke is monitored. The whole of Edinburgh is, and it is shown on the council websites interactive map.

Anything burned going through a chimney is affected.. even, as my mate discovered, a chiminea in the garden! The council officer told him best to just have a huge bonfire after the neighbours complained

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As ever it seems to be a case of central government palming off local stuff to local government who often have no idea. There needs to be one size fits all regulations for the country and a "heat map" (excuse the pun lol) showing SCA in the UK would be a great idea.

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The government would normally have tried to milk the stove industry by now as it became more popular. However, as it has "green credentials" it does offer a degree of protection from government intervention - so far.

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