Greater Manchester Local Record Centre

Greater Manchester Local Record Centre
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Contact Information
Telephone: 0161 342 4409

GM Local Records Centre
c/o Greater Manchester Ecology Unit
Clarence Arcade
Stamford Street

Ecological Data Searches

The Greater Manchester Local Records Centre and the GM Ecology Unit hold a number of data sets with ecological information. These include:

  • The Register of Sites of Biological Importance
  • Local Nature Reserves
  • Protected Species Information
  • UK Priority and BAP Species Information

For a map of the area covered by the LRC, please click here:

Greater Manchester Wildlife Sites

Protected Species Information

We hold information on the following protected species:

  • Great crested newt
  • Water voles
  • Badgers
  • Bats (From the 1st April 2012 our data searches will now include data held by the South Lancashire Bat Group and a proportion of the search fee goes to the group.)

We also hold limited information on:

  • Certain Schedule 1 birds
  • UK BAP Species (e.g. Brown Hare)

Search requests can be submitted either by the Search Form (download), in writing to the Ecology Unit or via email.  Please include as much information as possible to enable us to deal with requests quickly.  The form indicates the level of detail required.  Please read the notes on the search form carefully before submitting your request. 


An administrative charge is likely to be levied for any search undertaken.

Our current search fees are:

  • Search costs: £100 for the first hour + £50 / hour for every subsequent hour 
  • SBI citation sheets: £30/site

For searches that return a small number of records a reduced fee may be charged but this can only be determined on a case by case basis. 

We do not charge landowners and occupiers for SBI information on their own land.

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