Data Request Form

Following recent negotiations, an agreement has been reached between Durham Bat Group and ERIC NE for the delivery of DBG data request service by ERIC NE. This will improve access to Biological records for Bats in the Local Authority areas between the Tees and the Tyne* and mean all records can be accessed through a single point of contact and a single request, while continuing to support the conservation work undertaken by DBG.
From 11th July all requests for bat data can be submitted to ERIC NE via the online data request form. From that date, Durham Bat Group data will be included in ERIC standard searches and bat only searches. A 2km bat only search via ERIC NE costs £40+VAT. There will be no additional costs to the current ERIC fees for data searches which include DBG data, and the uplift in the number of commercial data searches received will be used to cover costs of delivering the enhanced service.

*Local Authority areas covered: Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, South Tyneside, Stockton and Sunderland.

We often receive requests for data from the general public, conservation organisations, voluntary recorders and naturalist groups as well as academic researchers.

To request data please complete the form below.

Some people are currently experiencing difficulties with our web form. While we are investigating the issue please complete this PDF form and e-mail it to us at

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Charging policy

A fee of £80+VAT per hour is levied to commercial users to cover the administrative costs of performing a data request and maintaining the database. There is no charge for the data.

A standard data request covers a specified search area from a supplied central grid reference, comprising of a map of statutory2 and non-statutory3 sites and a list of protected and notable species1 records. If ERIC North East does not hold any data for the requested area, the fee will be waived.

Standard Request 1km
  • Time: 1 hour
Standard Request 2-3km
  • Time: 1.5 hours
Standard Request >3km
Priceon request
  • Time: TBC
  • Time: +0.5 hour
Site Boundary GIS Shapefile
Price on request
Non-Standard Request
Price on request
Local Wildlife Site (LWS) Citations

Our interactive PDF maps contain a description of each LWS and its reason for designation. This information is available for sites in County Durham, Gateshead, Sunderland, South Tyneside and the Tees Valley. We can provide detailed LWS citation documents for Gateshead, County Durham, South Tyneside and Sunderland upon request.

For Northumberland, Newcastle or North Tyneside LWS citations please contact Northumberland Wildlife Trust via this web link who are currently updating information on these sites. A separate charge may apply.



1. Protected and notable species list includes:

  • EU & UK legally protected species
  • NERC Act 2006 Section 42
  • Wildlife & Countryside Act Schedule 1981
  • Protection of Badgers Act
  • Countryside & Rights of Way Act Section 74
  • UK BAP species
  • LBAP species
  • EC Birds Directive
  • EC Habitats (Annex 1) and Species (Annex 2) Directive
  • RSPB Red & Amber Lists
  • Bonn Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
  • CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora & Fauna
  • Red Data Book species
  • Red listed and rare species Nationally Notable A
  • Bern Convention
  • Invasive alien species

2. Statutory sites includes the following designated sites:

  • National Nature Reserves (NNR)
  • Ramsar Sites
  • Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
  • Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)
  • Special Protection Areas (SPA)
  • Local Nature Reserves (LNR)

3. Non-statutory sites include:

  • Local Wildlife Sites (LWS, formerly SNCIs)