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Site name: Unsliven Road Triangle

Zone: Countryside Zone

Land owner: ?

Date of survey: 22-Feb-00

Current management: Very little, with scrub developing on the site.

Proposed management: Scrub control;maintain wildflower meadow.

SK25699900

Date of Visual Survey - Aug 2004

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The ideas and possibilities outlined below are designed to help members of the local community as they think about what could happen on this site. Nothing is fixed and alternative solutions may well emerge over the coming decade - it is for the local community to decide and enable it to happen. Email here to volunteer to help and to send your ideas, reactions, corrections to the SVP team.

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Visual Attributes - update 2004

This triangular section of land at the end of a grazing field is overgrown and appears to be totally neglected. Nettles, brambles and thistles dominate the lower central flat area along the southern edge and east corner of the site, from which a large number of trees emerge, mostly ash. Wild flowers (mainly vetch) and grasses cover a steep south-facing bank to the north side. Many insects are found on the site including bees, grasshoppers and butterflies. A stone wall forms the boundary, with a busy main road to the north edge and Unsliven Road to the south. Dumping of garden waste is evident just over the wall, probably from the houses on the adjacent Unsliven Road.

Safety

The regular passing of traffic during the day would provide some surveillance of the site (but also unwanted noise) and the bank side would offer a comfortable and secure place to sit and enjoy the sun.

Activities that the site supports at present

Dumping of garden waste is common and desire lines on site suggest that it is used as a short cut through to the main road.

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Activities that could be supported in the future

The diversity of wildlife could be maintained and encouraged, with an area left with minimum intervention. The existing bank and trees could be incorporated into some form of informal play provision for local children. There is a bus stop on the corner of Unsliven Road - the site could accommodate seating for people waiting here. Seating could also be placed on the bank to take advantage of the sunny aspect.


If anything in the list, which was used to identify the whole range of possibilities for Stocksbridge, occurs on this site it is marked *

Ecology

HABITAT TYPES FOUND ON SITE

found 2002

aim by 2012

found 2002

aim by 2012

Amenity Grassland

Mosses and Bryophytes

*

Amenity Shrubs

Heath Land

Amenity Tree Planting

Wetlands

Amenity Flower Beds

Open Water

Amenity Hedges

Running Water

Rough Grassland

*

Cultivated/Disturbed Land

Acid Grassland

Bare Earth/Erosion

Marshy Grassland

Hedges

Trees Broadleaf

Walls

*

Trees Coniferous

Fences

*

Trees Mixed

Invasive Species

Scrub

*

Other (Please state)

Tall Herbs

*

Low Herbs and Shrubs (Native)

*

Amenity Bulb Planting

 

 


People

CURRENT USES

found 2002

aim by 2012

found 2002

aim by 2012

FORMAL PROVISION

INFORMAL USES

Formal Pitches

Cycling

Formal Play Area

Jogging

Car Park

Walking

Seating

Shortcuts

Picnic Area

Desire Lines

Art Work

Motor Cycling

Dog Walking Area

Car Driving

Pavement

Car Parking

Footpath Network

Damaged Bollards/Fences

Steps

Vandalism

Cycle Paths

Graffiti

Trim Track

Litter (small)

*

Litter Bins

Fly Tipping

Dog Waste Bins

Burnt Out Cars

Formal Off-road Area

Fires

Bollards

Hanging Around

Lighting

Alcohol Drinking

Signs

Drug Taking

Interpretive Signs

Dog Mess

Hard Surfaces

*

Quiet Contemplation

Other (please state)

Sun Bathing

Informal Play (state)

Other Informal Uses (state)

Stocksbridge SRB5 Greenspace Audit undertaken by Jim Flanagan for Sheffield Wildlife Trust - see their Community Action Handbook - full of good ideas for your local site

Unsliven road

Stone Moor

Stone Moor Rugby Field

St Mary's Bolsterstone

Common Lane

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