Smoke control areas
Smoke control areas restrict chimney emissions to authorised fuels and cover residential and commercial properties.
Smoke control areas are not smoke free zones and regulate smoke from chimney flues but not from bonfires.
It is an offence to burn fuel which produces smoke from a chimney in a smoke control area
Clean fuels that burn without smoke, such as gas and oil, and electric heating, can be used in a smoke control area.
It is an offence to burn fuel which produces smoke from a chimney in a smoke control area.
Some solid fuels known as ‘smokeless fuels’ can be used in smoke control areas.
Coal and wood should not be burnt on open grate fires in a smoke control area but should be used in an exempt heating appliance.
Court action can be taken against persons or companies found to be committing an offence.
Smoke Control Order 1973 No 1
Smoke control areas in Newport
- Austin Friars
- Cambrian Road
- Charles Street (numbers over 21)
- Corn Street
- Commercial Street 1-41 and 149-177
- Friars Road
- Griffin Street
- High Street
- Llanarth Street
- Market Street
- Skinner Street
- Upper Dock Street - 6-25 and 167-198
- Chartist Tower - between 173-174 Upper Dock Street
- Capel Crescent - 173-225 inclusive and community hall
- Charlotte Green - 1-24 inclusive; 61-91 inclusive; 123-152 inclusive.
- Francis Court - 25-60 inclusive; 99-122 inclusive; 153-172 inclusive.
Environmental Health at Newport City Council for further information.