Non-Commercial Data Request

ERCCIS acts as the central holding point for biological and geological data for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 

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Want to find out what wildlife can be found in your area, need data for a research project or need to make a commercial request for wildlife, habitat or designation information? Whether you’re a researcher or student, a landowner, local recording group or working on requesting data for commercial reasons, such as to support planning applications ERCCIS can help.

If you are a non-commercial client, or require a more specialised request, then we can carry out a bespoke data search to fit your requirements. Please fill the form in below. 

Firstly it is important to take some time to consider the information you require to ensure we provide the most appropriate information for your needs. Please read all about all the Information we Hold and our Terms and Conditions before proceeding to the request form at the bottom of this page.

There may be a charge for this service - depending on the type and reason for your request and will endeavour to let you know this as soon as possible once we have received your form. 

If you are a stakeholder and wish to request data, please contact us directly/

Information Request Form

Contact Details

Type of Request - who are you

Let us know why you are asking for information. Include a project description if applicable. 

(eg - Working as an agent for landowners to compile an application for Forestry Commission woodland grant to extend woodlands) 

Please give us the location, ideally as a grid reference and radius of search, and an address. If this is part of a project, please add the project name. If you require a search around a site boundary, this can be emailed to us after we receive your form.

(eg Waterloo Farm, Blisland Community Woodland Project, PL522TT)

Information Required

Please select all the information you require from the list below. 

Full list of designations available here

If there is something specific you need please add it to 'other'

Statutory - RAMSAR Sites; Special Protection Areas; Special Areas of Conservation; Sites of Special Scientific Interest; Marine Conservation Zones; Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty; National Nature Reserves; Local Nature Reserves; Country Parks
Non-statutory - County Wildlife Sites; County Geology Sites; VMCAs; Cornwall Roadside Verge Inventory; Cornwall Ancient Woodland Inventory; TPOs; Cornwall Wildlife Trust reserves; National Trust land; RSPB reserves; Woodland Trust reserves
Habitat - Land Cover. ERCCIS Landcover maps 2005, including semi-natural habitat interpretation
Habitat - BAP Habitat - UK Biodiversity Action Plan Priority habitat maps
Habitat - Phase 1 Habitat - ERCCIS Phase 1 habitat map interpretation
Habitat - Hedges layer - 2015 interpretation of rural hedges within Cornwall using LiDAR data
Datasets and Species
Inventory Datasets - including North Coast Intertidal habitat survey and the Heathland Inventory for Cornwall
Species - All Species for your area
Species - Notable species drawn from the Joint Conservation Committee Species of Conservation Concern list

Terms & Conditions

Please read our Non-Commercial Terms and Conditions before you send this form and tick that you agree.