The National Receptors Dataset (NRD) can be downloaded from the Defra Data Services Platform by registered users only. To access this dataset, please log into the service and search for the National Receptors Dataset.
To find out who can register on the service please go to the following article: Find out details of who can register on the Data Services Platform.
For details of the licence under which you can use the NRD, see our FAQ on licence conditions.
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Hello, do we have a date for the updated NRD yet please? Thank you
We are hoping to produce an updated version of the NRD this year, unfortunately I cannot confirm the exact date.
If you follow the announcements section of the forum you will receive an email notification each time a dataset is updated:
I hope this helps.
I am trying to download the NRD data by selecting the area I need on the map with the polygon tool. A red box appears saying the area I would like the data for is 'outside of my area of interest'? I don't remember setting that. How can I change/extend my remit please so i can download the data required. Thanks
Hi Lucy, the area of interest for your account was set up when you first registered on the DSP. You will see the area relevant to your account when you look at the map in the download app - it's the area highlighted in yellow. You can also see the description of your area of interest in your account details, once you are logged into the DSP.
If this area needs to be changed/extended, please could you raise this as an issue ticket through the Forum please? (Feedback/Issue button should be visible on the top of the Forum screen, next to where your account name is displayed.)
Hope this helps!
Hello, I was told it would be Summer this year for the NRD, do we have a date for this please? Thanks. Amy
The NRD team have sent us the following update:
Things have slipped slightly and we are now looking at September rather than summer. The delay was due to a combination of:
- Needing to finalise some of the decisions around additional data that will be incorporated into the NRD
- Our technical expert having to prioritise statutory work
Our technical expert has now been relieved of his other workload, and is working solely on the NRD update through the month of July so we are confident that it will be published in September. We are also looking at how we can improve the guidance documents that accompany the NRD and explain what it is, how it can be used and how it has changed since 2014 but unfortunately these cannot be finalised until we have the completed dataset.
Hello, the link to access the NRD is not working, can you please supply another link? and has the NRD been updated? Thank you.
I have tested the link above and it is working as expected. You won't be able to access it unless you are logged into the DSP. If you are still experiencing technical problems, please use the Report An Issue link in the DSP Contact Us menu.
The NRD has not been updated yet. I will ask our Flood Mapping team to provide an update.
Dan, DSP Team
We now expect to publish the updated NRD in April. The delay was due to a combination of resource issues and needing to correct issues highlighted by our quality assurance process.
Dan, DSP Team
Hi Spencer, we are working on publishing the updated NRD dataset later in April, as stated above. We will update this post with a more definitive date, once it is confirmed.
Joanna, DSP Team
I work for the EA and have the older dataset stored locally.
My wife is a teacher and would love to use the NRD to teach a GIS lesson to her students. Is there a way she can use it or download it please?
Hi Spencer, I'm afraid this is a restricted dataset. It is available for use by Environment Agency staff, our contractors, and our partners where they hold a Public Sector Geospatial Agreement Licence for Ordnance Survey data. I don't think it would be available for use in a scenario you describe above. There are 100s of other spatial datasets available on the Defra DSP - perhaps it would be worth having a look at instead?
Hope this helps,
Hi, I have tried the link above and get the following message:
"No dataset found for the dataset id supplied"
Searching on the Defra Data Services Platform doesn't find anything either.
Any help would be gratefully received.
Thanks, Simon NSC
NRD dataset is available to registered users only. This means that you need to log in to the service first to access this data.
I have now amended the article to reflect this, as clicking on the direct link unfortunately resulted in the error message you quoted. I'm sorry about any confusion this caused.
I hope this helps,
Hi, I can't see a link for updated NRD. Could you please link it again?
Good morning, to locate the NRD dataset please go to https://environment.data.gov.uk, log in to your account and search for NRD.
Hi, I found the updated dataset, unfortunately I didn't realise that it is England only. Do you know when the latest update that includes Wales was?
Data for Wales is managed by the NRW. The metadata for their latest version, NRD2018, can be accessed here - https://libcat.naturalresources.wales/folio/?oid=124692
I hope this helps,