There are no regulations stating that you need to notify anyone of Japanese Knotweed growing on your land. However reporting the growth of the plant to the Non-native Species Secretariat website (NNSS) does help with getting a handle on how quickly it’s spreading across the country.
Legislation states if you fail to control the spread of knotweed from your land on to neighbouring land then that landowner can report you to the authorities. This can ultimately lead to criminal convictions, fines and the being issued with an anti-social behaviour order.
Report any fly tipping you come across to the local authorities.
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