Site name: Manchester Road industrial brownfield site no. 2

Zone: Industrial Zone

Land owner: ? check

Date of survey: 29-Feb-00

Current management: Little, except some cutting of willow scrub alongside the road (cuttings left on site).

Proposed management: Thin willow scrub; remove rubbish and litter; a possible biofuel site (biofuel planting).

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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.

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Visual Attributes - update 2004

This site encompasses the sloped area of land between Manchester Road and the Victory Club car park. A footpath down to the club entrance forms the west boundary and the car park driveway (next to the Rugby Club) lies to the east. Most of the site consists of dense planting of willow, sycamore, elder, and ash, which spills over onto the pavement next to Manchester road. A stream runs through this vegetation, creating a lush boggy area.

Safety

The site lies right next to the busy main road, which would be hazardous for children. The regular use of the Victory Club ensures that the space has a friendly feel, with the car park and club providing surveillance.

Activities that the site supports at present

The site is currently unused, due to the impenetrable vegetation. The adjacent car park is used by local children for riding their bikes and playing. There is also evidence of fly-tipping here.

Activities that could be supported in the future

Some of the vegetation could be cleared and the site used by the Victory Club for outdoor seating, or as a children's play area.

Ideas for change

This site, which consists of flattened scrub, is adjacent to the Victory Club. It is suggested that the Victory Club Management Committee be approached to explore what might be done to improve the 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 (road barrier on east side)

*

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

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