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Site name: Little Don Allotment Site

Zone: Industrial Zone

Land owner: SCC Leisure Services

Date of survey: 10-Mar-00

Current management: Vegetable allotments with some vacant.

Proposed management: Improvements in secure fencing and entry. Communal garden at centre of site for use by allotment holders.

SK28309820

Date of Visual Survey - Aug 2004

Click map to see details and location of photographs

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 large but secluded allotment site is situated in the base of the valley on a bend of the Little Don River, enclosed by a steep bank to the north and east and totally surrounded by woodland. The river flows along the southern boundary of the site and is lined by trees, mainly sycamore and beech; Japanese knotweed also grows vigorously along the riverbank. A wooden palisade fence prevents access to the allotments from the Little Don walk, a pathway that is frequently used, especially by dog walkers.

There are numerous plots on the site, some growing fruit trees and vegetables, others with mown grass and greenhouses. However, many plots are abandoned and overgrown.

Safety

The site feels safe as the adjacent path is regularly used. Although neglected in places, it is a very tranquil and pleasant place.

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Activities that the site supports at present

The site obviously supports activities of the allotment holders. It is also a haven for wildlife.

Activities that could be supported in the future

The unused allotments could be advertised locally. They could be converted into a communal garden for allotment holders.

Ideas for change

The fence running along the south side of the site needs securing. There is potential for enhancing biodiversity on this site.


Habitat types and current uses of the site are marked in the tables below with an asterisk.

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

Litter Bins

Fly Tipping (small)

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

Manchester Road OS

Manchester Road brownfield 1

Manchester Road brownfield 2

Little Don allotments

Little Don OS

Station Road OS

More Hall Tip

 

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- latest update 16/06/08