Did you know, that the presence of Japanese knotweed on a development site has the potential to lead to prosecution (imprisonment of 2 years) and / or compensation claims (up to £5000)?
It can potentially cause damage to buildings, hard surfaces and the ecosystem of the surrounding area, swamping native and other vegetation. Due to its invasive, fast growing, and persistent nature it also often reduces the value of land and properties.
Early identification of its presence means that the problem can be assessed and additional costs can be factored in at the onset of a project.
For more information about the legislation, problems, treatment and management of Japanese knotweed, take a look at our information sheet below.