Site name: Ash Lane/New Road brownfield site

Zone: Inner Zone

Land owner: SCC land (sold or vested)

Date of survey: 9-Mar-00

Current management: None. Used as a builder's yard by building business on opposite side of Ash Lane

Proposed management: Plants and shrubs or trees to screen builders' rubbish and new wall/fencing or hedge.

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. Use the email button at the bottom right to volunteer to help and also to send additional information and ideas for specific sites.


Visual Attributes - update 2004

This rectangular brownfield site is situated on a street corner and is partly enclosed to the north and east by houses. A broken wooden fence on the eastern edge separates it from a private garden and a dilapidated wire fence attempts to confine the southern and western boundaries. There is a sheer drop on the southwest corner of the site from the road, with the vertical bank side poorly supported by the remnants of building foundations. The derelict site is sited on sloping land, with piles of builders’ waste (including bricks and old metal pipes), overgrown with bindweed, willowherb, long grass and other scrub vegetation.


The site is open with good views and situated on the corner of two well-used roads, so it feels safe.

Activities that the site supports at present

The site is used for the tipping of builders’ waste.

Activities that could be supported in the future

The site could be acquired by an adjacent property and converted into garden.

Ideas for change

This is a potential site for development, but it is suggested that the site be tidied up and planted with low maintenance shrubs meanwhile.

The charts below have a colour next the description if anything in the list, which was used to identify the whole range of possibilities for Stocksbridge, occurs on this site.



found 2002

aim by 2012

found 2002

aim by 2012

Amenity Grassland

Mosses and Bryophytes

Amenity Shrubs

Heath Land

Amenity Tree Planting


Amenity Flower Beds

Open Water

Amenity Hedges

Running Water

Rough Grassland


Cultivated/Disturbed Land

Acid Grassland

Bare Earth/Erosion

Marshy Grassland


Trees Broadleaf



Trees Coniferous



Trees Mixed

Invasive Species


Other (Please state)

Tall Herbs


Low Herbs and Shrubs (Native)

Amenity Bulb Planting



found 2002

aim by 2012

found 2002

aim by 2012



Formal Pitches


Formal Play Area


Car Park




Picnic Area

Desire Lines

Art Work

Motor Cycling

Dog Walking Area

Car Driving


Car Parking

Footpath Network

Damaged Bollards/Fences



Cycle Paths


Trim Track



Litter Bins

Fly Tipping

Dog Waste Bins

Burnt Out Cars

Formal Off-road Area



Hanging Around


Alcohol Drinking


Drug Taking

Interpretive Signs

Dog Mess

Hard Surfaces

Quiet Contemplation

Other (please state)

Sun Bathing

Informal Play (state)

Other Informal Uses (state)

Builder's Yard


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

Ash Lane/ New Road

Ash Lane / New Street

Belmont Drive 1

Belmont Drive 2

Bocking Hill

Bowling green

Carr Head


Don Field

East & West Cres.

Edward Street 1

Edward Street 2

Edward Street 3

Gibson Lane


Haywood Lane

Hole House Brook

Manchester Rd 1

Manchester Rd 2

Manchester Rd 3

Manchester Rd 4

Manchester Rd 5

Manchester Rd 6

Manchester Rd/Newton Ave

Newton Ave/Churchill Rd

Pearson Street

Peggy Tub

Pot House Wood

Quarry Hill

Ridal Croft

Ridal Close

Rundle Road

Smith Road

Smithy Moor

Stocksbridge Clock Tower

Stocksbridge Fire Station

Stocksbridge Methodist Church

Stocksbridge United Reform Church

St John

Webb Avenue

Wilson Road

Wood Willows

Wortley Road

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