Bridlington Landowner Fined £1,000 After Failing to Prevent the Spread of Japanese Knotweed
The Telegraph & Argus reported today that a landowner in Wibsey, Bridlington has been fined £1,000.00 after being summoned in relation to failing to control the spread of Japanese Knotweed following service of a community protection notice.
The local authority made out their case to the Court that the knotweed posed a significant threat to neighbouring properties and to the environment justifying the order. The case comes only a few months after the prosecution by Bristol Council and local authorities would appear to be taking a tougher stance in dealing with nuisance landowners.
This case highlights the importance of dealing with Japanese Knotweed on your own land, even if it has spread on to your land from a neighbouring property.
We have recently seen the devastating effects that the weed can have on gardens. For example one ornamental garden was completely taken over with Japanese Knotweed growing through the mortar in the flags. Another property had Japanese Knotweed beginning to take over the lawn.
If you are suffering with Japanese Knotweed from neighbouring land or were not advised as to the presence of this nuisance plat when you recently purchased the property then you may be able to claim.
We are committed to helping anyone concerned about Japanese Knotweed get the advice and support that they need. We offer a free consultation service and work with expert Solicitors who can defend your home and stop this pest from taking over.
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