The information IWLRC is able to access is a valuable resource for the Island. It supports the work of its partner organisations which include departments within the local authority, nature conservation bodies and statutory organisations. It is also available to be used by landowners, consultants, students, local groups and the public to assist with environmental assessment, land management, private research and study. The NBN, ALERC and ALGE have produced the guidance on how LRC data is used by local authorities.
- To identify sites which are important for nature conservation e.g. SINCs and to help guide their management.
- To enable the local planning authority to assess the ecological implications of proposed developments and to inform the Local Development Framework (LDF) process.
- To inform and guide the Isle of Wight Biodiversity Action Plan process.
- To monitor the state of the Islandís habitats and species in relation to changes in land use, climate etc.
- To provide a resource for students, local societies and individuals for research, community projects and other activities.
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