Japanese Knotweed Management Plans
Endorsed by the Environment Agency as a necessity for development sites and a prerequisite for housing buying and mortgage lending, Management Plans are a common part of an invasive weed control package. However, with such a variance in the quality of these documents how do you know what you’re buying? And will it meet your needs? See more information on our Japanese Knotweed management service below.
Meeting your needs
With objectives, control options and threats and limitations clearly set out, a Management Plan should provide clarity while meeting defined criteria. For home buyers the objective is getting a mortgage, while developers need to know that remediation measures are robust, viable and competitive while ensuring the invasive species will not interfere with their new construction.
Know What You’re Buying!
- Use a PCA accredited invasive weed control specialist
- Ensure they have a trained and qualified surveyor
- Ask to see a sample report
- Make sure the Management Plan includes a detailed description of the infestation with a photographic record, an explanation of the control options, an accurate scaled drawing and recorded survey data
- If it’s a free document, the chances are it won’t be a Management Plan
- Some companies use a Management Plan as another sales document – be cautious!