Frequent question: Are bonfires allowed in London?

There are no laws on when a resident can have a bonfire at their home. However, domestic or commercial fires must not cause a statutory nuisance.

Can you have a bonfire in London?

There is no legislation against domestic bonfires. However we may investigate complaints of nuisance arising from the smoke emanating from a fire. If you believe you are being unreasonably disturbed by the smoke from a fire, contact us so that an officer may visit you at your property.

Can you have an outdoor fire in London?

London is a smokeless zone, meaning that the burning of wood and coal is not permitted. … You cannot burn wood or coal in an open fire in London e.g. in a basket or insert fire. However, you can burn smokeless fuel which is manufactured to produce less smoke.

Where can I do a bonfire in London?

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Are you allowed to burn rubbish in the garden?

Generally yes, you can burn rubbish in your garden. However, there are some rules you need to follow. Firstly, you must not cause a nuisance to your neighbours. Secondly, you should restrict the rubbish you burn to dry garden waste, clean timber, cardboard or paper.

How do I report a Neighbour burning rubbish UK?

Call 0800 555 111 or report it online at

Can you burn wood in your garden UK?

Generally yes. However there are restrictions. You must not cause a nuisance to your neighbours and even then you should restrict the waste you burn to dry (not green) garden waste, clean timber, cardboard or paper. Burning other materials on an open fire may prove toxic, especially plastics, rubber, paint and oils.

Can I complain about my Neighbours wood burning stove?

Local Councils are legally obliged to investigate complaints made under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 relating to public health and nuisance issues, which include smoke and fumes from fires or stoves.

What is a smokeless zone?

All larger towns and cities have Smoke Control Areas, often called “Smokeless zones”. … Our schools, homes, recreational areas and our workplaces are often within a Smoke Control Area. If you use a woodburner or open fire in a Smoke Control Area, there are some important rules to keep us all safer.

Are fire pits legal UK?

Unless you live in an area with specific bylaws preventing fires, householders are generally free to have barbeques, firepits, and build bonfires on their own properties. Even in Smoke Control Areas these are allowed in most cases. … You can’t burn anything that generates dangerous fumes.

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What are the rules on garden bonfires?

You must make sure that the smoke from your bonfire doesn’t blow across a road and so cause danger to the traffic on it. You don’t burn anything that could cause pollution or harm to public health. That rules out burning anything like plastic, rubber, old engine oil, and anything else that might produce poisonous fumes …