Site name: More Hall Tip

Zone: Industrial Zone

Land owner: Wharncliffe Estates? - currently leased by Corus Engineering Steels

Date of survey: 14-Mar-00

Current management: None known, but possibly some weed control in tree planting areas.

Proposed management: Has much potential for a range of landscape improvements, but methane monitoring is still being carried out on the site - probably unsuitable for food growing projects.

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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.

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Visual Attributes - update 2004

This large man-made site is situated at the base of the river valley, to the east side of the River Don; it comprises scrub, grass, and planted woodland. There is a large area of wet woodland in the northwest area of the site, which contains many streams and ponds. The former route of a railway line runs along the east side and is overlooked by Wharncliffe Woods. Manchester Road runs parallel to the river, above the site to the west. It is a quiet area away from the housing districts of Stocksbridge and Deepcar, and its scale, position and interesting topography give it much potential for public use.

 

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Safety

The site, which contains and is surrounded by woodland, is sheltered and enclosed. It could feel foreboding, especially after dark, if it were opened up to the public. However, this is no different from any other wooded place in the area and its tranquillity would provide a very pleasant environment for local people to use.

Activities that the site supports at present

The site is used for the tipping of industrial waste.

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Activities that could be supported in the future

The site has enormous potential for large-scale public use. It could be made into a wooded park, with walking, cycling, and horse riding routes and include provision for adventurous play.



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abitat 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

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Amenity Shrubs

Heath Land

Amenity Tree Planting

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Wetlands

Amenity Flower Beds

Open Water

Amenity Hedges

Running Water

Rough Grassland

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Disturbed Land

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Acid Grassland

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Bare Earth/Erosion

Marshy Grassland

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Hedges

Trees Broadleaf

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Walls

Trees Coniferous

Fences (road barrier on east side)

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Trees Mixed

Invasive Species

Scrub

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Other (Please state)

Tall Herbs

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Hard surfaces

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Low Herbs and Shrubs (Native)

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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

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Steps

Vandalism

Cycle Paths

Graffiti

Trim Track

Litter

Litter Bins

Fly Tipping

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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)

Lorry Park

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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