Ban on wood stoves?
No doubt you will have all seen some misleading headlines in
recent months about a possible ban on wood stoves.
We can identify the truth behind the headlines and what we can
tell our customers who might have seen the headlines is that although there were
reports that the worst wood burning stoves would be banned, this is not actually correct.
What Defra do say in their Clean Air Strategy is that they
“will ensure that only the cleanest stoves are available for sale by 2022”.
What they mean by this is that the government will adopt and
enforce the forthcoming Ecodesign requirements for wood burning stoves in 2022.
This is not a ban, it is the
Implementation of well signposted and known new tighter regulations
Defra has clarified they are not looking to ban stoves.
The publication of Defra’s final
version of the Clean Air Strategy 2019 outlines ambitions relating to reducing
air pollution in the round, making our air healthier to breathe, protecting
nature and boosting the economy. In this strategy, they set a clear direction
for future air quality policies and goals.
The Clean Air Strategy can be viewed
in full by clicking here.