Derbyshire Biological Records Centre

We have a huge 1.25 million records!

Flowers on roadside, Paul Hobson


We are proud to be the hosts of the Derbyshire Biological Records Centre. 

We collate and combine data on protected species, species of conservation importance, designated sites and UK BAP priority habitat types. Working closely with County Recorders, local natural history groups and individuals to collect new records on an annual basis.

Most of our datasets are updated through the year, but a full update usually occurs between January and March. 

The Records Centre currently holds over 1.25 million records and receives around 25,000 records per annum!

See our charges

Our charges are based on the staff time and administration costs associated with the collection, extraction, interpretation, verification and supply of this data.

Biodiversity data search £125 per hour 

Minimum charge for a positive result £80

Neighbourhood Plan ONLY – Standard charge £51 plus VAT

There will be an administration charge of £35 for nil returns on a data request. Data searches will be charged per 15 minute unit after the first 30 minutes.

Unless otherwise stated, all of the charges are subject to VAT at the standard rate.

A full fee quotation will be sent before the search is undertaken and the search will only be undertaken once agreed in writing.

Please see our terms and conditions at the bottom of this page.

Fill in the form for a biological data request

Building name/number 
Who are you?
Reason for data request
Please note: larger search areas generally take longer to process and so will tend to increase the price of the search.
One file only.
100 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif, jpg, jpeg, png, bmp, eps, tif, pict, psd, txt, rtf, html, odf, pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx, xml, avi, mov, mp3, mp4, ogg, wav, bz2, dmg, gz, jar, rar, sit, svg, tar, zip.
Data requested
Please tick the boxes of the datasets that you would like including in the data search. The more datasets included, the greater the staff time required to complete the search. Please note that not all search areas will contain data from every dataset.
Species: Check all that apply
Maps: Check All That Apply
Additional available information
Each A4 register sheet includes (where available):
OS grid ref and location map
Summary description
Ecological features which are the basis for selection
Relevant Local BAP and National Character Area
Key habitats and NVC communities 
Brief description of current management
Date of designation and of most recent survey

Limitations & confidentiality

It is recommended that you consult other sources since the Trust does not have full access to all county species datasets. A list of sources of nature conservation information in Derbyshire is available as a pdf on the Derbyshire Biodiversity Website homepage (

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust holds data on UK BAP butterflies, moths and birds but we cannot always provide full records where data has come from third parties. Where a search identifies the presence of any of these species we will make customers aware and recommend that the primary data holder is consulted for full details of the record.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust holds a limited dataset for bat sightings and so it is advisable that the Derbyshire Bat Conservation Group is consulted for a more comprehensive list of bat records in the search area.

Locations of badger setts must be treated as strictly confidential and the information must only be made available to parties with a bona fide interest in it. All information pertaining to badger setts in a desk study, environmental statement or similar must be contained within a separate confidential report. Badger sett details are kept on a separate sheet in the results spreadsheet and their locations are not shown on the map. A separate map showing just badger setts can be prepared if you request this in the 'Additional information' box near the top of the form.

You should be aware that if we do not hold records of interest within your area of search it does not mean that there is no nature conservation interest present on site.

Terms and Conditions

Please download and read our Data Supply Terms and Conditions from before submitting your data request

Further details

Terms and Conditions

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