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Noise advice for builders

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  1. 1. Noise advice for builders
  2. 2. Noise
  3. 3. You are here: Smoke
  4. 4. Dust
  5. 5. Health and Safety at work
  6. 6. Obstruction and damage to pavements
  7. 7. Public relations
  8. 8. Summary

3. Smoke

The emission of dark smoke from a bonfire on a demolition or building site is an offence under the Clean Air Act 1993. It is this Council's general policy to prosecute all such offenders.

Even if the smoke is not dark, the bonfire can still cause a nuisance from smoke, smell or ash and the Council has legal powers to stop such bonfires should a nuisance occur.

Bonfires should be avoided wherever possible.

If they are absolutely necessary then advice should be sought Environmental Health Services and Surrey Fire and Rescue whose address and telephone number is:

Brigade Headquarters
70 Wray Park Road

Tel. 01737 242444

All bonfires should be extinguished at the end of the working day.