Datasearch reports are provided as downloadable pdf documents with a spreadsheet species data file 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, obtain a quotation and make an order.
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, makes clear that the Essex Field Club datasearch system is the main source of species records in the county. Our Essex Biological and Geological Records Centre Service helps you undertake ecological desk studies and obtain specialist species reports from our Essex biological and geological records database. We also provide information on sites relevant to nature conservation contained in national datasets and provide information on geological sites which are of county and local importance for their scientific, historical and/or educational value, as well as those designated as SSSI geological sites see our Datasearch Service for details.
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.
Natural England have published Invertebrate Standard Advice for Essex on how to address invertebrates and their habitats within the planning system.
Essex County Council also provide Mineral Site Restoration for Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Guidance
The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) have published Guidelines for Accessing and Using Biodiversity Data