The control of chimney heights enables local authorities to take into account a number of relevant factors in determining the height of a chimney.
Basildon Council's Environmental Health services must consider an application for approval for chimney height for a furnace and give a written decision within 28 days of 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 is given.
An application for chimney height approval must contain adequate information to enable the necessary calculations to be carried out.
Under section 14 of the Act, unless the height of the chimney has been approved by the local authority and any conditions attached to approval adhered to, it is an offence to cause to cause or knowingly permit a furnace to be used to:
Further Information and Guidance can be found at:
DEFRA - Dept for Environment Food & Rural Affairs. (Pollution Prevention & Control)
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Telephone: 01268 533333
Manager of Environmental Health Services
The Basildon Centre,
St. Martins Square,