Smoke Control Areas
Smoke Control Areas were introduced to reduce the effects of smoke from domestic fireplaces. In South Derbyshire, there are Smoke Control Areas covering parts of Swadlincote, Midway, Newhall and Castle Gresley, as well as Stenson Fields.
Anybody who burns solid fuel in a house in our Smoke Control Areas must either use authorised fuels or burn on an authorised appliance. We can take people to court who break these rules.
Bonfires in Smoke Control Areas
There is separate legislation intended to control smoke from domestic and commercial bonfires. More information is available on our bonfires page.