Japanese Knotweed Law - Domestic


The Wildlife and Countryside Act (WCA) 1981 states that it is an offence to plant or otherwise cause Knotweed to grow in the wild.

The Environmental Protection Act (EPA) 1990 Duty of Care Regulations 1991 has specific legislation relating to Japanese Knotweed.

Third Party Litigation – where you can be sued for costs if you allow Japanese Knotweed to spread from your property onto that of an adjacent land owner.

Failure to dispose of waste material containing Japanese Knotweed may lead to prosecution under section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.





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