Standard Data Search
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.
The majority of searches are provided at our commercial rate of £120 per hour – with most searches completed within one hour. We will provide you with a quote before proceeding.
Please note the following planned update to our service charges:
After three years of service charges at the rate of £120 per hour, we have recently reviewed our charging to ensure our data service continues to cover our operating costs for data management. On the 30th April 2020 the NBRC data service charge will be raised from £120 to £145 per hour. We aim to maintain pricing at consistent levels year-on-year where possible, and continue to operate on a non-profit basis.
Commercial requests include consultants, funded researchers, parish plans & 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 data searches within 10 working days, although you can request a fast-track service at an additional charge. To request information from NBRC please download and fill in our Information Request Form.