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Smoke Control Areas

Norwich has 3 Smoke Control Areas; King Street, Norwich Airport and Bowthorpe. The extent of these 3 areas is highlighted on the maps below (coming soon)

Smoke Control Areas are designated by way of Smoke Control Orders. These Orders are designed to reduce air pollution by prohibiting residents from using solid fuel burning fires in their homes unless “authorised fuel”, ie smokeless fuel, is burnt or the fuel is burnt in an “exempt appliance” which is designed not to emit smoke.

The King Street smoke control area became operative in 1968 and the Airport and Bowthorpe areas in 1972.

Further information and details concerning exempt appliances and authorised fuels can be found using the following weblinks;