Japanese knotweed and other non-native plants
What can we do to help?
We have the power to take legal action (under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014) against landowners where non-native invasive plants like Japanese Knotweed are allowed to grow and spread to neighbouring properties.
We can do this through the service of a community protection notice, which deals with anti-social behaviour. It may be anti-social if:
you have Japanese knotweed, hogweed or certain other non-native plants growing on your property and they are likely to spread to other people’s land
you do not do anything to stop it spreading
You should discuss your concerns with the owner of the impacted property before you contact us.