Publications and position statements issued by ALERC can be found below. Members looking for documents intended for internal circulation should visit the Knowledge Hub library.
LERCs and Biodiversity Net Gain
In January 2019, ALERC created prospectus to explain how LERCs can help achieve biodiversity net gain.
Download LERCs and Biodiversity Net Gain
LERCs and Local Nature Recovery Strategies
In winter 2020-21, ALERC developed a prospectus to explain how LERCs can help with the creation and maintenance of Local Nature Recovery Strategies.
Making Open Work
In January 2017, an ALERC group commissioned the Open Data Institute to conduct a round table to look at how LERCs can maximise the benefits of the open data agenda. A report on the session from the ODI, as well as recommendations for LERCs from ALERC, are contained within Making "Open" Work.
Download Making "Open" Work
ALERC Strategic Plan 2015-20
This is the final draft version of the ALERC 5 year strategy as agreed by the ALERC Directors. This version of the strategy is presented to the ALERC membership for adoption at the 2015 ALERC conference
Download ALERC Strategic Plan 2015-2020
ALERC Position on GDPR
The General Data Protection Regulations come into effect in May 2018 and have implications for LERCs. This document sets out ALERC's position on them, including recommendations for LERCs.
Download ALERC Position on GDPR
Accessing Biodiversity Data Through Your LERC
Following the launch of the NBN Atlas in April 2017, ALERC updated existing guidance on use of LERC data and how this is differs from other sources.
An Introduction to Open, Shared and Closed Data
A factsheet on open, shared and closed data and what in relation to LERCs.
ALERC Position on Open Data
ALERC Position on Open Data, and what ALERC will do.
Download ALERC Position on Open Data
ALERC Position on LERC Charging
ALERC position on variable charging rates across its members.
Download ALERC Position on LERC Charging
Each year ALERC produces an annual report, which is presented to members at its AGM that takes place during the annual conference. The report outlines all the work it has done through its Directors, staff and members during the course of the year, specific work undertaken by its working groups and a report on the organisation finances.
Download ALERC Annual Report 2019-20
Download ALERC Annual Report 2018-19
Download ALERC Annual Report 2017-18
Download ALERC Annual Report 2016-17
Download ALERC Annual Report 2015-16
Download ALERC Annual Report 2014-15