INSPIRE Compliance


The purpose of INSPIRE is to allow spatial data to be comparable across regions, the UK and Europe to give consistent evidence about the environment. The regulation came into force in 2009 and its implementation is being led by the UK INSPIRE team in Defra for further information see (INSPIRE Regulations 2007).

North Kesteven District Council has statutory obligations to progressively publish metadata and data for geographical information.

Phase 1 of INSPIRE covers the publication of existing datasets. The majority of our datasets fall into the scope of Annex III.


  • INSPIRE compliant metadata is published on the website and can be searched and viewed there.


  • INSPIRE information can be viewed at using a Web Mapping Service (WMS).
  • All view service (WMS) information is made available under the Ordnance Survey EU INSPIRE End User Licence. Using the link to access the data indicates that you have accepted and agreed to these terms and conditions.
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INSPIRE compliance map