Biomass boiler report

Last Updated: 21 February 2023

Used to assess the impacts of the proposed development on the air quality, either in isolation or cumulatively with other developments.

When required

All developments including the installation of new biomass boilers must complete a biomass questionnaire (PDF/200KB/7 pages).


In common with other types of combustion appliances, biomass boilers are potentially a source of air pollution. These pollution emissions can have an impact on local air quality and affect human health.

It is essential that any new biomass boilers installed in our district meet certain emission control requirements in order to protect local air quality.


Policy DM7 Addressing pollution, contamination impact and water quality, South Lakeland Local Plan Development Management Policies.