Japanese Knotweed Management Plans

Reduce the risk of spreading knotweed

Japanese Knotweed and the soil it grows in are classified as controlled waste, hence are a form of contamination. As with other contaminates (i.e. Asbestos) a management (remediation) plan is required and then implemented. The Environment Agency advise that all development sites should have a ‘Japanese Knotweed Management Plan’ (KMP). Our KMP’s are produced in line with ‘The Knotweed Code of Practice’. These plans are essential to ensure the correct remedial method and monitoring is carried out to remove the Japanese Knotweed from the site.

Please find the Environmental Agency Code of Practice Here

Japanese Knotweed Management Plans include:

  • Records and maps of the knotweed infestations and their locations on site
  • Established plans of control, treatment and removal along with budgets and timescales
  • Education and training records of all contractors/site workforces to the presence of Japanese Knotweed
  • Accurate recordings of the works carried out e.g. Waste transfer notes
  • Records of the works undertaken and completed results
  • On-going monitoring and recording evidence to ensure that guarantees are valid

Management Plans to control knotweed infestations

  • It reduces the risk of the potential spread of Japanese Knotweed around the site and increased risks and costs
  • Makes personnel accountable
  • Highlights the issues surrounding Japanese Knotweed
  • Assists with planning applications
  • Allows projects to be budgeted accurately
  • Reduces costs in the long term
  • It records all Japanese Knotweed works carried out on site
  • Allows accurate information to be passed on to new owners
To find out more about our Japanese Knotweed Management Plans Solution speak to one of our team today on 0800-122-3326 or send us a message.