Data for Planning and Development

Data Searches

CBDC provides a ‘desk study’ enquiry service for ecological consultants, developers, countryside managers and other commercial users, this includes species, site and habitat data. We also provide Standard Data Searches for species, sites and habitats. Learn more here.

If your needs aren’t covered by our standard searches, please specify your requirements in an email via the form on our Contact Page or contact Moustafa, our Data Officer, directly.

Data Request Form and Guidance Notes

Download and complete our Data Request form (Word document) and email the completed form to our Data Officer. To ensure you get the information you require, please read our Guidance Notes as well as our Terms and Conditions.

We endeavour to provide data requested within 10 days of receipt of the confirmation for the work to go ahead.

Data search results will usually need interpretation by an ecologist and be used to direct and supplement further survey work. The Cumbria Biodiversity Evidence Base provides contextual information on Cumbria’s species and habitats.

Download:
Data Request form (Word Document)

 

Please contact us if you’re interested in working with CBDC.

Thursday, May 20th, 2021 at 5:33am
Finally! While the rest of the UK flowering season is well under way, it's taken until yesterday to see my first Early Purple Orchid of 2021 in #Shetland. Growing in a serpentine fell field, they're always tiny, but share their home with other special plants, like Moss Campion. https://t.co/GYBQp2nHwZ CumbriaBDC photo
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 at 8:18am
Buglife Webinar Happening Now. Showcased Get Cumbria Buzzing's successful biodiversity improvements of our Highways' verges. They can prove Better Management = more pollinators + lower maintenance costs. @cumbriawildlife, @Buzz_dont_tweet @TullieHouse
Monday, March 22nd, 2021 at 1:09pm
So this little friend found recently in Dumfriesshire turns out to be Dinocheirus panzeri, a first for Dumfriesshire and to the whole SWSEIC area. Thanks to @PseudoscorpUK for identifying the specimens. https://t.co/MsNsST0UVz CumbriaBDC photo
Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 at 6:20am
Important article as Cumbria drafts its Local Nature Recovery Strategy https://t.co/7nMfP9Ejxb