2. Air quality

We are committed to using cleaner fuels in all vehicles, which will substantially reduce the amount of harmful emissions from council vehicles. Emissions of nitrogen oxides, particulates and carbon dioxide should all be reduced.

Emissions to air from industry are regulated under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and Clean Air Acts. These Acts require that certain industrial and commercial premises are authorised.

Information on these processes is kept on a public register at Stopford House.

For more information on the levels of air pollution in the UK, visit the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs or Great Air Manchester.

Clean air act approval

You need to have the height of your chimney approved by us if you propose installing equipment to burn certain fuel types or minimum volumes of matter.

You will need to submit details and calculations regarding the height of chimney(s) used to vent the emissions.

Please contact the Environment Team on 0161 474 4181 or email environmental.health@stockport.gov.uk for an application form.

Please note, we must consider an application and give a written decision within 28 days of receipt. Unless it's agreed in writing between us and the applicant that a longer period is allowed.

Protecting the environment