10 key things that happened this week

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week: Knotweed risk ‘overstated’, firm pays out £100,000 for disturbing newts, post-Brexit green standards promised, ISO14001 deadline extended, Natural England asserts independence from DEFRA, National Infrastructure Commission says simplify recycling, and more…

Japanese knotweed overwhelms a steam engine
No need to get steamed up about knotweed, report says

1. Risk of damage from Japanese knotweed overstated, says report

Big landowners and developers can afford to take a more pragmatic approach to the control of Japanese knotweed, according to a report which follows a landmark Court of Appeal ruling on the invasive species last week.

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