An extended Phase 1 Habitat survey of a factory in Huddersfield adjacent to the River Colne. The surveys were undertaken to fulfil a planning condition relating to potential otter and water vole presence. The surveys were undertaken on behalf of Peak Associates Ltd.
The survey discovered a significant Japanese knotweed infestation. Japanese knotweed is a non-native invasive species listed on Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
In order to discharge the duty of care, a detailed method statement was produced to manage and control the species in accordance with Environment Agency best practice.