Japanese Knotweed, Indian (or Himalayan) Balsam and Giant Hogweed are classified as Invasive Species in the UK. All are listed on Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended). Under the Act, it is an offence to plant or otherwise cause to grow these species in the wild.
If invasive plant species are present on your property, you have a responsibility not to allow them to spread off site. The Preliminary Ecological Appraisal would include identification of Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam, Giant Hogweed and other invasive plant species.
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