Sharon Ball

Liberal Democrat Councilor of Westmoreland Ward including East Twerton & Lwr Oldfield Park Learn more

Advice on Bath’s Smoke Control Area

by Sharon Ball on 11 October, 2011

With more people turning to open fires and wood burning stoves as the colder months arrive, Bath & North East Somerset Council is advising residents in Bath’s Smoke Control Area to help improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions.

The city of Bath is a designated Smoke Control Area which means that smoky fuels, such as wood and coal, must not be burned in an open fire place.

The first Smoke Control Area – covering the Oldfield Park and Westmoreland wards – was established in 1980 due to a problem with the level of smoke and sulphur dioxide from domestic open fires. A further eight control areas were subsequently introduced over a 14 year period which now cover the whole of the city of Bath, including Combe Down, Odd Down, Lower Swainswick and Bailbrook.

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