Site name: Station Road open space

Zone: Industrial Zone

Land owner: ?

Date of survey: 29-Feb-00

Current management: Amenity grass mown and verge trimmed.

Proposed management: Butterfly garden (L15); Community Orchard (L16); Community Garden (V7).

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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. Email here to volunteer to help and to send your ideas, reactions, corrections to the SVP team.

1.

Visual Attributes - update 2004

This flat patch of open grass next to Station Road is opposite industrial works and bounded by a concrete wall to the east side, segregating the site from a lorry park. A parking bay and garages sit to the lower southwest side, behind which the Little Don River flows. A band of trees including sycamore, ash and willow is situated to the south, following the course of the river. 


Safety

The site feels safe as it has an open aspect and is situated near a busy main road (Wortley Road) and is passed frequently by local workers.   

Activities that the site supports at present

There is little evidence of use of this site except for some fly tipping beneath the trees.


Activities that could be supported in the future

This area of unimproved grassland could be made into an outdoor lunch area for local workers and customers of the café on the opposite side of Station Road. The untended amenity grass could be replaced by shrubs or herbaceous plants to reduce maintenance and improve the appearance of 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

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