Site name: Edward Street brownfield site

Zone: Inner Zone

Land owner: ?

Date of survey: 27-April-00

Current management: None

Proposed management: Radical clean up required, with possible inspection by Environment Agency to check for contamination. Re-landscape as a temporary (?) extension to Knoll Top Nature Reserve.

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

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Visual Attributes - update 2004

This large flat brownfield site next to the Royal British Legion club is carpeted in low scrub, with longer grass and species such as rosebay willow herb and nettles around the periphery. Trees, mainly sycamores and goat willow, surround the site and a large area of woodland is situated to the southeast. A high temporary fence attempts to block off access on the east edge but is ineffective, as it has been moved aside and has sections missing. A rough track, signposted as a public footpath, runs from Edward Street up the bank on the south boundary of the site to some houses above. The site is derelict, with many piles (some burnt) of dumped domestic and industrial waste. 

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Safety

Although obviously neglected, this site feels fairly safe as it is large and open with good views in and through it.

Activities that the site supports at present

The site is used primarily for dumping.


Activities that could be supported in the future

Its large size and flat surface would make it an ideal site for sports or for community events such as galas, bonfire night celebrations, etc. The club could use part of the site for outdoor seating.


Ideas for change


This site suffers from being used as a dumping ground and needs monitoring.
There may be plans for its development in the future.


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

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Amenity Hedges

Running Water

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Rough Grassland

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Cultivated/Disturbed Land

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Acid Grassland

Bare Earth/Erosion

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Marshy Grassland

Hedges

Trees Broadleaf

Walls

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Trees Coniferous

Fences

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Trees Mixed

Invasive Species

Scrub

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Other (Please state)

Tall Herbs

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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

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Seating

Shortcuts

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Picnic Area

Desire Lines

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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)

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Litter Bins

Fly Tipping

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Dog Waste Bins

Burnt Out Cars

Formal Off-road Area

Fires

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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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Graveyard for old metal, industrial & construction materials

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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

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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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