Site name: Belmont Drive brownfield site no.1

Zone: Inner Zone

Land owner: Corus Engineering Steels

Date of survey: 7-Mar-00

Current management: None

Proposed management: Site is subject to planning permission for 2 houses

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

1.

Visual Attributes - update 2004

This site has been transformed by the building of new housing. Belmont Drive leads north off Victoria Road, downhill to Belmont residential home. There are new brick houses to both sides of this drive and a temporary fence and other building equipment still litters the area. The drive then bends round to the east, above which is an attractive newly grass-seeded bank from which some self-set poppies and willow herb grow. Two attractive large beech trees and a yew are situated on this bank, providing a mature setting for the new buildings. The drive, which uses traffic calming speed bumps, widens at the end (the east of the site) where a complex of new houses has been built, to provide turning space for residents.

Safety

This residential street feels safe, with regular visitors to the care home passing through.

Activities that the site supports at present

As the site is very new, there is not yet any evidence of use of the green space.

2.

Activities that could be supported in the future

Benches could be provided on the bank to provide communal seating for local residents and visitors of the care home.


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.

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 (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)

Earth loader dumped on site

*

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

Deepcar

Don Field

East & West Cres.

Edward Street 1

Edward Street 2

Edward Street 3

Gibson Lane

Greenway

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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