Air pollution impacts us all. Find out how and why we regulate emissions to air and monitor air quality.
Air quality, pollution and monitoring
How we monitor and assess air pollutants on our road network and in the city centre
Air quality - ways to help reduce air pollution
Some steps you can take to help to reduce air pollution in Newcastle
Bonfires and smoke
How we deal with open burning and the law on bonfires and dark smoke
Burning stubble or crop residues
The law on burning of cereal or other crop residues on agricultural land
The offences of burning plastic from coated cables
Chimney height approvals
Under the Clean Air Act 1993 we must approve the chimney height and associated plant of large boilers and furnaces
Dust, steam, smells
How we deal with nuisances caused by odour, dust, fumes or steam
Pollution control, inspection and permitting
Permits issued under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
List of authorisations under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Smoke control areas
In a smoke control area you cannot emit smoke from a domestic chimney unless you're burning an authorised fuel or using an 'exempt appliance'
How to report an excessively smoky lorry, bus or taxi exhaust
Vehicle engine idling
The law on leaving vehicle engines running and how we enforce it
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