Planning / development
The case studies on this page highlight how the NBN is being used to help with planning and development work.
Click on one of the links below to find out more:
Ayrshire Biological Records Centre
Ayrshire Biological Records works in partnership with the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) and recorders to display local records within Ayrshire. An online data portal allows users to interrogate recorded information and to display these spatially.
rECOrd utilises the NBN web services within its data portal to provide the most comprehensive picture of biodiversity within the Cheshire Region available to date
The Environment Agency
Environment Agency is using species data to assist with screening activities relating to permit assessment
Greenspace Information for Greater London
GiGL (Greenspace Information for Greater London) has developed MapInfo use of NBN Gateway web services to allow data streaming into GiGL and London Borough planning systems/GIS
Using BWARS data from the NBN Gateway at Sussex BRC
Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre has recently been in touch requesting the Sussex records from the Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society, from the NBN Gateway, in order to utilise the data in its every day work.
Are you interested in using the NBN tools or data for planning and development work? If so, the following points will be a helpful start point.
You may also find the two documents below to be of help:
Guidance for Local Authorities on accessing biodiversity information
IEEM article on accessing biodiversity data for desk studies
The NBN Gateway Terms & Conditions must be followed in all cases.
Some of the key points relating to this type of use of NBN data are:
You must credit the data providers
You must reference the data and maps correctly and appropriately
You should refer to the dataset metadata for full information on access rights
You may not have full access to all the datasets relating to a specific query. Your level of access is always shown in the list of datasets that the query returns. You are STRONGLY ADVISED to seek improved access by selecting the relevant datasets and then clicking to request improved access.
You must only reproduce information or maps at the resolution available to a non-registered user of the NBN Gateway, i.e. you cannot reproduce information if you have been granted improved access without the written permission of the data provider
If you are aware of any misuse of data please let us know by reporting here.