Data Search Service

Our commercial desk top data search service enables ecologists, local authorities and other relevant stakeholders to rapidly access high quality species and habitat data for any target site within the County of Kent. Our standard service offers a five working day turnaround time with our priority service enabling end users to retrieve a full report within 24 hours. Our reports are specifically designed to ensure that a comprehensive suite of data is supplied to enable you to demonstrate best practice in your assessments and more readily target and commission new survey work to make informed planning and development decisions in relation to to ecological impact.

Our service enables you to retrieve information for all of the key taxonomic groups along with maps showing the locations of the statutory and non-statutory sites within your search area.

For a small additional fee we can also provide habitat maps derived from the Kent County Council 2012 Habitat Survey and a map of the SSSI Impact Zones that fall within the area of interest, if required. 

A standard search report will provide you with a statutory and non-statutory sites map, a bat roost location map and separate lists for protected species,  conservation concern species, red data book species, invasive non-native species, birds and bats. 

We currently hold over six million individual species records here at KMBRC and that number is growing rapidly. We take the quality of our service very seriously but please note that whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information we supply is of the highest quality you should note that in requesting information from KMBRC you also acknowledge that: 

  • Whilst KMBRC takes data validation and verification very seriously, it cannot be held liable for the accuracy of data included in search reports.

  • Any record is specific to the date of recording and does not imply the continued presence of that species at any site.

  • The lack of information for a geographically defined area does not automatically imply a low biodiversity value for that area; it may simply be under-recorded. 

  • KMBRC will charge for the time taken to produce the information for the purposes of commercial data searches. Our current charges can be found by clicking the button below.  

  • Our payment terms are strictly 30 days and in signing the request form the requester is accepting liability for those charges even when they are working on behalf of a client. 

  • You agree to acknowledge KMBRC in any report for which KMBRC supplied data has been used. 

  • You will be entitled to use the data for 12 months from the point of request submission, or quote acceptance where a quote has been requested, and for the specific site shown on the request form only. If data for the site is needed after this time then a new data request must be submitted. You may not use the report data for any other project at any time and for any reason.

The data request form and our current charging policy and structure can be found by clicking on the buttons below.