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BRERC Non-Commercial Data Search Charges (2017)

Charges have not increased over the last 2 years.
Charges reflect the cost of providing the service and are not a charge for the data.


NB. Charges are shown for:

  • a SITE up to 1.0km² in area (or up to 1.0km in length)
  • with a Defined Boundary (area)
  • and a 0.5km SITE BUFFER.

Uplift charges will apply to:

  • a larger SITE BUFFER;
  • a larger SITE AREA;

1. Charges for a Non-Commercial Data Search

BRERC now charges for Non-Commercial Data Searches due to reductions in funding from our partner organisations. Non-Commercial Data Search charges are proportionate to the public funding that BRERC receives for each of the local authority areas.

  • There is a minimum charge of £10.80 (incl VAT) for a Non-Commercial Data Search.
  • Non-Commercial charges on the Non-Commercial Charging Calculator page include VAT.
  • Data Searches for sites within B&NES, Bristol and South Gloucestershire are currently charged at 20% of the cost of a Commercial Data Search (minimum charge applies).
    This reflects the reduction in funding from these unitary authorities and Natural England.
  • Data Searches for sites within North Somerset are currently charged at 95% of the cost of a Commercial Data Search (minimum charge applies).
    This reflects the reduction in funding from North Somerset Council and Natural England.

2. Exemptions to Non-Commercial Data Search Charges

  • BRERC partner organisations.
  • Data Searches for Non-Commercial purposes officially requested by Wildlife Recording Groups, Community Groups, or other recognised voluntary groups within the BRERC area.
  • Final decisions on charges are at BRERC's discretion.

Page last updated: 3rd February 2017
Contact BRERC: St Nicholas Church, St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UE | Phone 0117 9349833