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Government guidelines specify that you must take measures to identify Japanese knotweed within your site and prevent spread into the wild or surrounding land. This is because invasive non-native species of plant such as Japanese knotweed can cause ecological and structural damage and should therefore be treated as controlled waste.

Although there is no requirement to remove Japanese Knotweed from you land, it is a good idea to keep it under control or ideally have it removed, due to the fast growth and invasive nature of the plant. You can also be prosecuted if you allow the plant to spread to surrounding land and property.

We can help you with a cost effective survey to identify Japanese Knotweed on you land, whether you are looking at buying a building or site or if you have concerns or are looking to develop an existing site. If knotweed is identified we can then provide you with a quote to treat or remove the plant and bring it under control, giving you protection and peace of mind.

Remember that, as for asbestos removal and contamination remedial work, you can claim Land Remediation tax Relief against your costs for treatment and removal of knotweed.

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