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Smoke Nuisance

Click on the links below for more information relating to bonfires.

  • Domestic Bonfires

    South Holland District Council receives many complaints every year about bonfires. Smoke and odour from bonfires can stop people enjoying their homes and gardens and even affect people's health. If not conducted responsibly smoke from bonfires can cause a statutory nuisance which could result in court action and fines.

  • Commercial Smoke / Burning

    It is an offence for factories and trade premises to emit dark smoke from their chimneys under the Clean Air Act 1993 except in unavoidable circumstances such as on lighting up. Dark smoke emissions from open burning (bonfires) on industrial or trade premises (including demolition sites) or agricultural land is also prohibited, except in very limited circumstances.

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