Site name: Open space at the rear of the Greenway

Zone: Inner Zone

Land owner: ?

Date of survey: 27-April-00

Current management: Mown amenity grass and linear shrubbery maintained on eastern side of open space.

Proposed management: Improve shrubbery by irregular borders and new planting. Some scrub clearance on south side where geological feature is located (regionally important - but prior consultation with geologist at Weston Park Museum essential).

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 residential site consists of two large blocks of flats with a driveway, garages and car park to the west and a large, mundane expanse of amenity grass at the rear. The tarmac surface of the drive and car park is damaged, with unattractive spot repairs.  The site is enclosed by a steep bank at the back of the site (south side), which is densely planted with trees. Several tall conifers grow between the south side of the flats and the car park, and a number of colourful herbaceous borders are located around the flats.


Safety

The site has a safe feel as it is overlooked by the flats and is fairly open.  

Activities that the site supports at present

The area of grass appears to be unused, although there are a few posts for clothes lines. Parking is the main use of the outdoor space.

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Activities that could be supported in the future

Some of the amenity grass could be replaced with low maintenance plants and shrubs, or possibly a communal garden with seating or a vegetable plot. A stepped path could be established linking the site to the Webb Street brownfield site which is located above, providing pedestrian access to Carr Road.


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 (small)

*

Marshy Grassland

Hedges

Trees Broadleaf

*

Walls

Trees Coniferous

*

Fences

*

Trees Mixed

Invasive Species

Scrub

*

Other (Please state)

Tall Herbs

*

A low vertical rock outcrop of regional geological significance

*

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

Barbecue furniture & metal poles for clothes lines

*

Informal Play (state)

Children playing on southern side in scrub & trees

*

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

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