Exposure to woodsmoke can be crippling. It can be a nuisance and it is full of carcinogenic chemicals.
When someone uses a woodburner within sniffing distance, or someone installs a woodburner next door, it can directly affect your:
- air quality
- mental health
Therefore since the smoke-affected are directly affected, and sometimes greatly and detrimentally affected, it is only fair that they have a say in their neighbour’s decision. Full veto rights over woodburners use and installation is needed. That is the only fair policy, other than a complete ban.
And if you don’t want your neighbours to have a say in how you heat your house don’t get a woodburner. You’re only setting yourself up to be sued for using it, being responsible for the misery it causes and face having a ban on its use, with the resultant hassle and loss of money. Get a heatpump instead. They’re cheaper to run and very, very, very much cleaner.