Burning straw: the rules on burning straw and stubble

Environment

The ban on the burning of crop residues in the field came into force on 29 June 1993 under the Crop Residue (Burning) Regulations. It is illegal to burn cereal straw and stubble and the residues from oilseed rape, peas and beans in the field, except under certain circumstances (which are detailed in section 3 Exemptions to the ban).