Site name: Manchester Road (north side) brownfield site no.3

Zone: Inner Zone

Land owner: SCC Leisure Services (Del)

Date of survey: 29-Feb-00

Current management: None

Proposed management: Remove rubbish. Thin out trees and shrubs. Footpath improvements. Hedge planting along boundary with road to discourage fly-tipping.

IZ-GA30

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 brownfield site, covered in woodland, slopes down from the north side of Manchester Road to a stone wall at the bottom. A bus stop and shelter is located on the road by the site, and a concrete post and rail fence, with several rails missing, runs alongside. A public right of way sign points through a narrow set of stone posts at the east end of the site by Manchester Road, which lead down a very overgrown stepped path to a track next to a gatehouse. Vegetation around this path includes privet, elder, ash, nettles, brambles and rosebay willowherb.

 

Safety

The overgrown vegetation along the footpath is currently a tripping hazard; it may also provide a potentially dangerous hiding place, although the site does feel safe to enter and is sheltered and secluded.

Activities that the site supports at present

The majority of the site does not support any human activity (except some fly tipping over the wall) as it is inaccessible. The footpath provides public access down through the site.

 

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Activities that could be supported in the future

The footpath could be cleared and an information board provided to suggest possible walking routes from the site. Some of the trees could be removed to create a ‘woodland glade’, with seating or picnic benches and informal play provision.


Ideas for change

This site would benefit from woodland management: trees need thinning. shrubs need pruning back and some new planting up done.
The footpath and steps need renovating as a public right of way.
Rubbish is a continuing problem and should be cleared.


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

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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

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Marshy Grassland

Hedges

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Trees Broadleaf

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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

Seating

Shortcuts

Picnic Area

Desire Lines

Art Work

Motor Cycling

Dog Walking Area

Car Driving

Pavement

Car Parking

Footpath Network

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Damaged Bollards/Fences

Steps

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Vandalism

Cycle Paths

Graffiti

Trim Track

Litter (major amounts)

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Litter Bins

Fly Tipping

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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)

 

 

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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