Smoke Control Areas are in place in 195 out of 434 local authorities. 53 of those cover the entire local authority.
Smoke Control Areas make it illegal to burn coal and other smokey fuels and regulate which appliances you are allowed to use to burn wood (only DEFRA approved stoves).
I spoke to a member of the environmental health department and asked why we do not have one in my local authority. He said that there has been very few convictions so it is not worth it (I think that is a poor reason as it will still act as a deterent).
So, what has been the real world effectiveness of these SCAs in reducing particulate pollution?