As well as Japanese Knotweed, we can manage and eradicate all plant species contained in the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 Section 14 Schedule 9. This includes other invasive plants. Under the act, it is illegal to plant or otherwise cause to grow in the wild any plant listed in Schedule 9.
There are a large number of non-native as well as native plants which are known to be invasive. The introduction of some plants from abroad that have proven highly invasive in the UK threatens natural habitats and native species. By containing these plants and disposing of unwanted plants and weeds correctly, we can help reduce the spread of invasive non-native species.
Other species of invasive plants in the UK include:
- Giant hogweed
- Himalayan balsam
- Mare’s/Horse Tail
Japanese Knotweed issue?
If you suspect your commercial property or development site has any Japanese Knotweed infestation, then early investigation and action is essential.
Delays could lead to large legal and financial implications. Under the provisions made within Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, it is an offence to cause Japanese knotweed to grow in the wild.
Since 2013, the property seller is required to state whether Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica) is present on their property. Your Conveyancer or solicitor will be able to provide full legal advice.
Elcot Environmental will ensure swift identification and control on your building site or commercial premises, thus avoiding larger costs, potential compensation claims and even prosecution!
Surveys & Management Plans
Surveys include all Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 Schedule 9 invasive plants.
Provision of report and management plan to discharge planning conditions and recommend the most appropriate remediation strategy and include costs to implement plan.
Herbicide treatment is an effective long-term eradication method, typically treatment programmes take 4 years to complete and are suitable, providing there are no plans to develop the affected areas.
Japanese Knotweed should be excavated prior to development works, the excavated material is classed as controlled waste and should be dealt with in the correct manner. The most cost-effective option is on-site cell burial providing there is suitable space on-site, alternatively, the material can be sent to a licenced landfill facility.
Insurance Backed Guarantees
We offer a 10-year insurance backed guarantee, on the works we carry out.
Once the excavation is complete the site will be monitored for a minimum of 4 years to ensure no regrowth occurs.
Call us today and speak to our expert team for a quote.
We can also manage and eradicate other invasive plant species.
Elcot Environmental Ltd