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Smoke Control Area & Smokeless Fuels

Reigate and Banstead is not a smoke control area and therefore residents are able to use the heating fuel and equipment of their choice..

However, we do ask that residents burn fuels that are suitable for use in a smoke control area (electricity, gas, anthracite or smokeless coals), and that any new equipment e.g. an oven, stove or wood burner, is suitable for use in a smoke control area (these are called Exempt Appliances), as this helps minimise the amount of air pollution produced which has health benefits both for the owner and also all residents within the borough.

Wood burning stoves advice sheet

Further details can be found at:

http://smokecontrol.defra.gov.uk

Alternatively, you can contact environmental protection on 01737 276417.