Laws about Bonfires?

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There are no specific rules that control the burning of bonfires. However, as per the provisions of most local councils, a bonfire should not be a nuisance to the neighbours, it should not violate any environmental rules, and it should not cause any damage to property. Majority of the acts that are used to manage the lighting of bonfires include the Environmental protection Act 1990 and The Highways Act 1980. These two acts provide clear guidelines on how individual should manage bonfires, although they are not specifically meant for individuals who light bonfires at home.
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In UK, there aren’t specific laws against having a bonfire, or when you can have one, but there are Acts that deal with the nuisance they can cause. Under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) 1990, Clean Air Act 1993. A statutory nuisance includes, smoke, “fumes or gases emitted from premises so as to be prejudicial to health or a nuisance.
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