Wiltshire and Swindon Biological Records Centre


Commerical Users

WSBRC is hosted by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust which is a not-for-profit charity. WSBRC reserves the right to charge users a fee which covers a proportion of the time spent collating and managing data as well as the costs attributable to the time required to administrate and undertake an enquiry. These charges represent an essential income stream and are vital if WSBRC is to have long-term viability.

For all requests please fill in an Information Request Form (IRF) with the details of your enquiry based on your individual requirements. In the unusual instance that no records are held for your search area our charges will be waived.

Data Search Charges1 2016


For standard requests, receipt of your completed IRF (including confirmation of the total cost of your request) will be taken as agreement of the relevant charge as shown above.

If a faster turnaround (within three working days) is agreed there will be a 30% surcharge added to the relevant cost.


Non-Standard Data Search Charges

If you require a different data search than our standard one above e.g. site or bats only search, for student/research requests or searches covering a different area please provide us with full details within your competed IRF and we will email you a quote.


WSBRC Partners

Should you use WSBRC on a regular basis, we recommend entering into a Service Level Agreement (SLA) and paying a fixed fee per year that covers all your requirements and allows us to plan our workload.

SLA partners receive many benefits including full resolution data from their geographic area as part of a regular data exchange and via specific data requests. If you wish to discuss the possibility of becoming a partner, please contact us.



To supply all relevant biodiversity data to a landowner for entry into an Agri-Environment Scheme (including maps of notified sites, and priority BAP habitats and species both within the enquirers’ land holding and on adjacent land) then charges will apply as for other commercial bodies.


Non-commercial Users

Enquiries made by members of the public and students are normally free from charge. In instances where a charge is deemed appropriate, such as when significant amounts of staff time and/or resources are required, these are kept to a minimum.


Please try to be as precise about what you require as you can, but do contact us for help if, after reading the notes contained in these pages, you’re not sure. Once you know what you require please fill in and submit our IRF.