DEFRA Approved Stoves
Smoke Control EXEMPT Appliances is known and promoted in the stove industry in several ways - IE Defra Exempt, Smoke Control Approved, Cleanburn, Smokeless Zones approved and so on, however technically these appliances are not approved by Defra, they have been proven to meet certain criteria the exempts them from the Smoke Control Zones when burning wood (Dry Wood), as wood is not an approved fuel. Approved fuels generally are smokeless coals that would be burnt on a multifuel appliance.
In England these are exempted by publication by the Secretary of State in accordance with changes made to sections 20 and 21 of the Clean Air Act 1993 by section 15 of the Deregulation Act 2015.
In Scotland these are exempted by publication of this list by Scottish Ministers, inline with changes made to sections 20 and 21 of the Clean Air Act 1993 by section 50 of the Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.
In Northern Ireland these are exempted by the list published by the Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs in accordance with changes made to Articles 17(7) of the Clean Air (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 by section 16 of the Environmental Better Regulation Act (Northern Ireland) 2016.
In Wales these are exempted by regulations made by Welsh Ministers.