LRERC – Data Request
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Who can request information?
We currently provide information for the following customer types:
  • CommercialCHARGEABLE e.g. ecology consultants and developers
  • Neighbourhood PlansFor Parish Councils and Neighbourhood Plan Groups
  • Naturalistse.g. County Recorders' Network, Local Conservation/Recording Groups
  • Partnershipe.g. Local Wildlife Trusts, Environment Agency etc.
  • Academice.g. schools, university students and research institutions
  • PublicMembers of the public interested in wildlife in their area
  • InternalFor Internal LCC enquires only

To request information from us you will need to use our simple online Data Request form. This provides us with details of who you are, what information you require and the geographic area you are interested in.

How much will it cost?
We offer a number of standard search packages, which include species and sites data. Prices apply only to Commercial data requests. Other types of data request are usually free of charge. Please see our Charging and Data Supply Policy for more information on this https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/sites/default/files/field/pdf/2021/6/9/LRERC-charging-and-data-supply-policy.pdf

Not all packages may be available for all customer types.

  • Package A1 from £173 + VAT: 1km - Designated sites; Protected/Priority speciesSSSI/SAC/SPA etc; Local sites/LWS/RIGS; PS/UK+LBAP/S41/INNS
  • Package A2 from £347 + VAT: 2km - Designated sites; Protected/Priority speciesSSSI/SAC/SPA etc; Local sites/LWS/RIGS; PS/UK+LBAP/S41/INNS
  • Package B1 from £113 + VAT: 1km - Designated Sites; Protected speciesSSSI/SAC/SPA/etc; Local sites/LWS/RIGS; PS
  • Package B2 from £225 + VAT: 2km - Designated Sites; Protected speciesSSSI/SAC/SPA/etc; Local sites/LWS/RIGS; PS
  • Package C1 from £87 + VAT: 1km - All Designated sites onlySSSI/SAC/SPA/etc; Local sites/LWS/RIGS
  • Package C2 from £173 + VAT: 2km - All Designated sites onlySSSI/SAC/SPA/etc; Local sites/LWS/RIGS
  • Package D1 from £87 + VAT: 1km - Protected and Priority speciesPS/UK+LBAP/S41/INNS
  • Package D2 from £173 + VAT: 2km - Protected and Priority speciesPS/UK+LBAP/S41/INNS
  • Package E1 from £27 + VAT: 1km - Protected speciesPS
  • Package E2 from £52 + VAT: 2km - Protected speciesPS
  • Package NP No Charge: Neighbourhood PlansProtected and Priority Species, Designated Sites, Alert Layers for your parish
  • Package P No Charge: Member of the PublicA summary list of species found within your area

In addition, we charge the following for each enquiry:
  • Administration Fee – £36 + VAT

All charges are subject to VAT.

You will receive an instant quote for the search. As soon as you accept the quote and submit your request, we will process the data.

Our invoicing is managed outside of the MyLERC website and will be sent separately to the results of your datasearch. All payments for datasearches from Leicestershire and Rutland Environmental Records Centre should be made to Leicestershire County Council. Payment details will be provided on the invoice or are available in advance direct from LRERC.

How do I request data that doesn't fall into one of the standard packages?
If your data request does not fall within our standard packages, we will carry out a custom search at an additional cost.

Additional cost for a custom search:
      ● Custom Search Administration Fee – £56 + VAT

Other additional costs (where applicable)
● Hourly rate (for document searches) – prices available from LRERC upon request
● Photocopying – 50p per A4 sheet B&W; £1.00 per A4 sheet colour
● Postage – Standard 2nd class

When will I get the results of my search?
We aim to provide:
● all standard packages within one working day
● custom searches within five working days
This is subject to request type, search area size and working hours.

What will I receive?
For most types of data requests, results are made available through the eMapper system, with lots of useful features:
● Interactive mapping of species and sites on Ordnance Survey Maps, Aerial Photos and other background layers
● Customisable display of species records
● Filter records by year, distance, resolution, species list and more
● Download records in PDF, Excel or Shapefile formats
Where a search returns an extremely large number of records, we may supply Excel and GIS files instead of eMapper access.

View examples of our outputs
Using eMapper you have the ability to customise your own reports in PDF, Excel or Shapefile format, using all the data or a filtered subset.

eMapper Sample
Sample of data displayed on our eMapper system
Adobe PDF Sample
Sample of our Adobe PDF output
Microsoft Excel Sample
Sample of our Microsoft Excel output


Contact us at lrerc@leics.gov.uk