Invasive Species Survey

Details survey and mitigation strategy if invasive species are present on site to discharge planning conditions.

japanese knotweed

It is an offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to plant or cause invasive species such as Japanese Knotweed or Giant Hogweed to grow in the wild. Even the accidental spread of these invasive species is illegal, and could land you with an anti-social behaviour order, and a fine of up to £2500.

The presence of invasive species on a site can be a great concern to a prospective developer due to the potential cost of remediation. Weddles will quickly identify whether or not invasive species such as Japanese knotweed and giant hogweed are growing on your site and provide the best advice on how to proceed with development.