Air quality The UK Government has placed a duty on local authorities to periodically review and assess the air quality within their areas. Garden bonfires There are no laws against having a bonfire, but there are laws for the nuisance they can cause. Pollution Control - Clean Air Act Approval The Clean Air Act 1993 introduced a wide range of regulations which include the control of smoke emissions, the height of chimneys and the content and composition of motor fuels. Smoke Control Zones If your chimney releases smoke in a smoke control area, you may have to pay a penalty of up to £300. West Lindsey's Review and Assessment of local Air Quality Part IV of the Environment Act, 1995, places a statutory duty on local authorities to periodically review and assess the air quality within their area.