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Ecological Data Services

Ecological Data Services (EDS) provides information on species, habitats and locally protected sites across Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire.

Species data held by Shropshire Ecological Data Network (SEDN) can be accessed free of charge by anyone through the NBN Gateway

Telford Ecological Data Services (TEDS) can provide data search reports across Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire

What we can provide:

  • Commercial data reports within 10 working days of confirmation of payment, or 5 working days via our fast track service with an extra charge of £100 (+ VAT).
  • Data searches from a grid reference point, linear feature or site boundary.
  • Free data search report for charities, researchers and students.

Please note: We ask that clients requesting searches from a linear feature or site boundary provide a full Shapefile (usuall 5-8 files) to us via email to teds@telford.gov.uk. If no full Shapefile is available then an additional charge of £50 (+ VAT) is added to the standard rate to allow for officer time.

The table below outlines the search options we offer and their standard charges.
  1 Km 2 Km 5 Km
Option 1 – Priority and Protected Species and Non-Statutory Designated Sites £125 + VAT = £150 total  £160 + VAT = £192 total  £230 + VAT = £276 total 
Option 2 – Single or Two Species Search £80 + VAT = £96 total  £125 + VAT = £150 total  £160 + VAT = £192 total 
Option 3 - 'Desk Study' (Priority & Protected Species, Statutory & Non-Statutory Designated Sites, Ancient Woodland Sites and Priority Habitats) £230 + VAT = £276 total £250 + VAT = £300 total £275 + VAT = £330 total
Option 4 – Bespoke Search Email us at teds@telford.gov.uk to discuss bespoke searches.

Where possible please pay by card on the Telford & Wrekin Council online payment system and selecting or by calling 01952 380380 and quoting ‘Ecological Data Services'.

Please note: a £25 (+ VAT) admin fee will be added to the data search cost where payment via invoice is required, please pay by card where possible, it will save time and money on your search!

To request your data please fill in the data request form below:

Complete our data request form

On submission you will receive an automated response acknowledging your request.

Commercial request charges will be waivered where searches identify fewer than 20 species records and no designated sites are located within the buffer area.

If you have any questions about Ecological Data Services or wish to contact us about a bespoke search please email at teds@telford.gov.uk.

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Last updated: 28/03/2024 09:33

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