Peter Watson
November 2023

Invasive Species & development

Invasive and non-native species such as Japanese Knotweed or Giant Hogweed are typically species that are likely to cause ecological, social or economic harm in a setting outside their native range. They can alter and degrade the environment, reduce biodiversity, affect hydrology, impact land values, and hinder economic growth and development.

A variety of legislation on the prevention and management of invasive alien plant and animal species exists in the UK, and this webinar provided an introduction to those species that frequently present a constraint to development, covering:

 - Introduction to invasive species
 - Legislation
 - Invasive flora and fauna
 - Impacts
 - Management