When a new heating appliance is to be installed, in some
circumstances, it is necessary to obtain approval for the height of
the chimney to be used in conjunction with the appliance.
The Clean Air Act 1993 makes it an offence to cause or
knowingly permit a furnace to be used to:
- burn pulverised fuel, or
- burn any solid matter at a rate of 45.4 kg or more an
- burn any liquid or gaseous matter at a rate equivalent to 366.4
kW or more,
unless the height of the chimney has been approved by
the Council and any conditions attached to approval adhered
In order to apply for a chimney height approval you must
complete and application form and submit this to the Council's
Environmental Protection Team. The application for chimney height
approval must contain adequate information to enable the necessary
calculations to be carried out. Please contact the Team if you
need to submit an application.
The Council will give a written decision on the application
within 28 days of it's 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 or condition, is automatically
If you require any assistance please contact us.