Site name: Edward Street allotment

Zone: Inner Zone

Land owner: SCC Housing/Planning & Transport

Date of survey: 28-Feb-00

Current management: As allotments with sheds, some used for pigeons and a 'pet sanctuary'.

Proposed management: Secure & improved fencing (or new hedge) and wall repair for site - not an SCC-run allotment. Verge by footpath could be managed with a new wildflower seed mix/scrub removal (elder), & more ornamental species used.

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

These allotments are difficult to see from the road, as there are many trees bounding the site. The site runs across a slope, with Edward Street to the north and Firths wood yard above, to the south side. The allotments look fairly unkempt, with corrugated iron sheets and barbed wire forming one of the entrances. A tree-lined stream flows through the site.


Many trees grow on site, and it is not overlooked, so some users could feel vulnerable. However, the abundance of wildlife and views across the valley give it a pleasant feel.

Activities that the site supports at present

The site’s main function is obviously for growing fruit and vegetables, although it appears that many of the plots are abandoned.

Activities that could be supported in the future

Access to unused allotments could be opened up and a community-run garden could be established.


Ideas for change
The site of these allotments could be improved by clearing rubbish and providing a dense, double hedge in front of the fence on the road side.
There are standard trees on the rough grassland in front of the allotments (north side) and mown grass in front of that grassland.

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 (Larch)




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 (small)

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)

Some Pigeon Lofts?



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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