Datasearch reports are provided as downloadable pdf documents with a spreadsheet file option and are customised to an area of your choosing. Please see our Datasearch Terms of Service page for full details. Once you start a request, you can save changes at any time and return to complete this later.
Our County Recorders compile, maintain and verify the primary biological databases for the county and we are also working in partnership with Basildon Council, Buglife, Butterfly Conservation, Essex Amphibian & Reptile Group, Essex Bat Group, Essex Birdwatching Society, GeoEssex, and others to provide comprehensive coverage of county records as an Essex Local Record Centre. We can currently provide access to 3,399,488 records for 14,557 species across a wide range of groups. As well as county recorder data for a wide range of taxonomic groups and protected species data not available to any other organisation, this includes access to records held by the Essex Amphibian & Reptile Group, Essex Bat Group and Essex Birdwatching Society bird data.
Natural England have published Invertebrate Standard Advice for Essex on how to address invertebrates and their habitats within the planning system.
There is also the Essex Biodiversity Validation Checklist , supported by Natural England’s local Land Use Operations team and endorsed by the Essex Biodiversity Project, available from Essex County Council.
Essex County Council also provide Mineral Site Restoration for Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Guidance .
The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) have published new Guidelines for Accessing and Using Biodiversity Data