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Trade Body Launches Japanese Knotweed White Paper For Developers


Published by Jo Foster for Property Care Association in Housing and also in Education, Environment

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National trade body the Property Care Association (PCA) has produced a White Paper for developers, addressing the issue of Japanese knotweed.

The Association’s Invasive Weed Control Group has pulled together a broad range of expertise to complete the technical guide, entitled ‘The Problems of Japanese Knotweed - Advice for Developers.’

It can be viewed at

Steve Hodgson, Chief Executive of the PCA, said: “When developing land that is impacted by Japanese knotweed, it is essential that all developers are aware of the risks posed by this invasive weed to avoid the pitfalls of costly remediation, as well as litigation and resale issues.

“This White Paper sets out the main factors of relevance to developers and other property professionals.

“It is a useful resource document for the industry.”

The PCA has worked with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors - supported by the Council of Mortgage Lenders and The Building Societies Association - together with Japanese knotweed control companies to develop the Invasive Weed Control Group.

The trade body, noted for its technical expertise, has also developed a code of practice and an industry-recognised training programme for its professional members and those interested in the biology and control of the plant.

Recently, the PCA has also produced a short film spelling out the true impact of the invasive plant - and revealing the best way to control it.

Available to view at  the video also dispels some of the myths surrounding what has become a major issue.




Notes To Editors


Noted for its training and technical expertise, the PCA incorporates the British Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing Association (BWPDA), which has been in formation for 80 years.

The trade body represents the UK’s structural repair sector, as well as the structural waterproofing, wood preservation, damp-proofing, flood remediation and invasive weed control industries.

Press release issued by Jane Shepherd of Shepherd PR Limited, 01538 308685, mobile 07985 129315.


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