Japanese Knotweed management plans

Reduce the risk of spreading knotweed

Japanese knotweed and the soil it grows in is classed as controlled waste and is a form of contamination. As with other contaminates (i.e. Asbestos) a management (remediation) plan is required and then implemented. The Environment Agency advise all development sites should have a ‘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 the knotweed infestations and their locations on site
  • Establish a plan of control, treatment and removal along with budgets and timescales.
  • Highlight, educate and train all contractors/site workforces to the presence of knotweed
  • Safeguards accurate recordings of the works carried out E.g. Waste transfer notes
  • Record the works undertaken and results completed
  • Allow for on-going monitoring and recording to ensure the guarantees are valid

Why have a Management Plan;

  • It reduces the risk of potential spread of JKW around the site and therefore increased risks and costs
  • Makes personal 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 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 3376 or send us a message.