Clean Burning

The way we heat our homes impacts on the air pollution in our neighbourhood. If you burn solid fuels such as wood or coal to heat your home, the fuel you choose and the way that you burn it can make a big impact.
We want to help to people to heat their home in less polluting ways including choosing lower pollution fuels and stoves that will reduce unnecessary air pollution.

Facts and health

How air pollution affects your health and indicates how much air pollution comes from burning wood and coal at home.

Efficient Fuel

How do I light up a fire?
Can you improve your fire lighting technique and become better at burning wood?
Find out about reducing polluting caused by wood and coal.

Stove Emission limits

New stoves have emission limits from 2020. Visit the Stoves page to find out more, including an update on legislation and information on the latest Ecodesign stoves.

Funding and Grants

Find out about funding and grants that are available to improve your home heating.

smoke control areas

Special rules apply to burning solid fuel in smoke control areas. These were introduced several decades ago to combat the coal smogs that prevailed in our big towns and cities. In Sussex we have two Smoke Control Areas - in Brighton & Hove and Crawley so check their websites for information.
In a Smoke Control Area you can only use:


Further Guidance

For further guidance have a look at the BurnRight campaign. This is a national consumer awareness campaign that seeks to address the issue of domestic combustion and unnecessary air pollution. Also check out the links below.



Navigate Clean burning pages


Clean Burn homepage (Page One)

Introduction to the clean burn project.

Facts and health (Page Two)

How air pollution affects your health and indicates how much air pollution comes from burning wood and coal at home.

Stove Emissions (Page Three)

New stoves have emission limits from 2020, legislation and information on the latest stoves.

Efficient Fuel (Page Four)

improve your fire lighting technique and become better at burning fuel.

Funding and grants (Page Five)

Find out about funding and grants that are available to improve your home heating.


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