The way we heat our homes impacts on the air pollution in our neighbourhood. If you burn solid fuels
as wood or coal to heat your home, the fuel you choose and the way that you burn it can make a big
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.
Help us support cleaner burning and energy improvements!
The Government has proposed to phase out the supply of:
- Wet wood sold in small quantities of up to 2m3
- Traditional house coal for domestic combustion
- Introduce sulphur and smoke emission limits for manufactured solid fuels
How air pollution affects your health and indicates how much air pollution comes from burning wood and coal at home.
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.
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.
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
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:
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.