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Neighbour nuisance

What are the laws around bonfires?

There are no laws banning people from burning garden waste on their own land at any time. However, instead of a bonfire, you could:

For more information, please see the Council's Guidance on Bonfires (PDF) [120KB] (opens new window) .

If a neighbour has regular bonfires and you think they could qualify as a statutory nuisance, you should contact us and tell us about them.

Last modified on 02 March 2022

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