Smoke Control Areas
Certain areas of Sefton have been declared as Smoke Control Areas (SCAs), meaning that only exempt appliances and/or smokeless fuels are allowed to be burnt in an effort to reduce harmful pollutants.
Across Sefton we have a number of areas designated as Smoke Control Areas. The majority of these are in the South of the Borough. You can check whether you are in one of Sefton’s SCA’s by using the Postcode checker below.
Is your property in the Sefton smoke control area
Certain areas of Sefton have been declared as SCA’s, meaning that you’re only allowed to use certain fuels or exempt appliances.
Check your property
What do I need to know if I'm in a Smoke Control Area ?
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I am not living in a SCA, now what?
I’m not in a Smoke Control Area?
Even if you don’t live within a SCA it is still important to try and reduce the amount of pollution you emit if you use an open fire or wood burning stove.
Additionally if you are producing a lot of heavy, dark smoke from your chimney then your neighbours may still complain to Sefton Council that it is a nuisance and affecting their quality of life.
By following the advice and guidance below , even though you are not in an SCA, you can help reduce air pollution and protect peoples health and well being
They produce much less pollution and smoke meaning you are protecting your local neighbourhood.
They produce less pollution so have less health effects on you and your neighbours.
Burn more cleanly meaning less soot within your chimney—soot build up can lead to the need for more regular sweeping and repairs.