NBRC services

We hold high quality biodiversity & geodiversity data for Northamptonshire across a range of taxon groups available to a wide range of users. Our organisation is non-profit and charges made for this service support the recording, storage, processing and administration of the NBRC to maintain, update and continually grow our database.

A standard NBRC data search for a given area will provide a map and a report (PDF) including:

• Location of statutory sites that have been designated as; Special Protected Areas (SPAs), Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), National Nature Reserves (NNRs) or Local Nature Reserves (LNRs).

• Location and where available, descriptions of non-statutory sites that have been designated as Local Wildlife Sites (LWS), Protected Wildflower Verges (PWV), Wildlife Trust Nature Reserves, Local Geological Sites (LGS), Pocket Parks and Potential Wildlife Sites (PWS).

• Lists of protected and notable species records (including red data book and Biodiversity Action Plan species) with dates and spatial references.


Please use the Information Request Form and email, fax or post it to our team for a quote using the details on our Contact us page.

The majority of searches are provided at our commercial rate of £120 per hour – with most searches completed within an hour.  Commercial requests include consultants, funded researchers & sponsored projects. This charge is made to support the NBRC database and our work to ensure up to date and accurate information. At our discretion, charges may be waived for non-commercial users (such as unfunded students and natural history groups) with proof of non-commercial status.

We usually complete searches within 10 working days, although you can request a fast-track service at an additional charge.

Provision of site, habitat and species GIS layers are available under an annual SLA contract – please contact us for a quotation for this service.

Coming soon - NBRC Drone Aerial Monitoring Service


Before submitting a data request, please read our Privacy Policy to be informed about how the NBRC collects, uses, and stores your information. We will only store your information for the time required to process your request and to meet HMRC regulation. It is our policy to never sell or transfer your details within our data service to third parties.


To request information from NBRC please download and fill in our Information Request Form.

Once completed, please e-mail the form to us or fax or post it using the details on our Contact us page. 

If you have other requirements or are likely to do so in future, please let us know.