10 key things that happened this week

10 key stories from the past week, including Court of Appeal ruling on knotweed, Inspectorate gives view on Heathrow EIA scoping report, Natural England to use bylaw powers to protect SSSIs, tyre shredder appeals against SEPA rejection, and more…

Japanese knotweed
To weed or knotweed

1. Court of Appeal rules on knotweed liability

A legal ruling could open the floodgates for thousands of private nuisance claims concerning the escape of invasive Japanese knotweed.

A Court of Appeal judgment handed down by three leading judges confirmed that English and Welsh landowners may sue if the “pernicious” plant enters their property from land held by another party. [Read more]

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