Clean Air Act Approval
The Clean Air Act, 1993, introduced a wide range of new regulations such as those which control smoke emissions and the height of chimneys and those relating to the content and composition of motor fuels. Under certain conditions we must approve chimney height.
Chimney height approval
Under section 14 of the Act, unless the height of the chimney has been approved by us and any conditions attached to approval adhered to, it is an offence to cause to cause or knowingly permit a furnace to be used to:
- burn pulverised fuel
- burn at a rate of 45.4 kg or more an hour any other solid matter or
- burn at a rate equivalent to 366.4 kW or more any liquid or gaseous matter.
Applying for approval
An application for chimney height approval must contain adequate information to enable the necessary calculations to be carried out.
We must consider an application for approval for chimney height for a furnace and give a written decision within 28 days of receipt, unless it is agreed in writing between us and the applicant that a longer period is allowed.
If we fail to deal with the application within this time period, then approval without qualification is given.
You can complete and return the enquiry about approval for a chimney serving a furnace form to get more information before applying. An Officer will then contact you to discuss your enquiry.
Who to contact
You can contact us by phone or email or by visiting our offices.
185-205 Shakespeare Road
Phone: 020 7926 6111
Fax: 020 7926 0530