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Dealing with Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed is a species of plant introduced many years ago to the UK from abroad by humans. It grows and spreads at an alarming rate, causing damage to forestry, agriculture and infrastructure.

We as a Council don't directly deal with Japanese Knotweed issues. However, if you see Japanese Knotweed growing on your neighbour's land, inform them immediately so they can take action. If this fails, seek legal advice on it as a potential civil matter.

If the problem is on your land, it's your responsibility to get rid of it.

To find out more about Japanese Knotweed and what you can do about it, we have created a leaflet which we send out to anyone with concerns. Please contact us if you would like a hard copy, or you can download it below: