Decision details

London Borough of Hillingdon Smoke Control Order

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes




That the Cabinet:


1.    Revoke all previous versions of Smoke Control Orders and;


2.    Approve a new Smoke Control Order for the whole of the London Borough of Hillingdon and all waterways.


Reasons for decision


Councillor Lavery, Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services, presented a report on the Hillingdon Smoke Control Order noting that, under the Environment Act 2021, councils were granted new powers to enact smoke control orders, including those covering waterways.


The Cabinet Member highlighted the existing arrangements, consisting of various historic orders covering different parts of the Borough and referencing names and places that might not be currently recognised. The proposal was to consolidate these into a new Order, applicable throughout the entire Borough, including waterways.


Alternative options considered and rejected


Cabinet could have decided to not introduce a new Order, allowing parts of the Borough to fall outside of the scope of any actionable regulated enforcement.



Relevant Select Committee

Residents’ Services

Expiry date for any scrutiny call-in / date decision can be implemented (if no call-in)

These decisions can be called-in by a majority of councillors on the above select committee by 5pm, 17 November 2023.

Officer(s) to action

Christopher Davis




Public - The report and any background papers relating to this decision by the Cabinet are available to view on the Council's website or by visiting the Civic Centre, Uxbridge.



Publication date: 10/11/2023

Date of decision: 09/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 09/11/2023 - CABINET

Effective from: 18/11/2023

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