Site name: Manchester Road (north side) brownfield site no. 5

Zone: Inner Zone

Land owner: Corus Engineering Steels

Date of survey: 1-Mar-00

Current management: None

Proposed management: Remove rubbish. Retain fallen deadwood. Thin out shrubs and create habitat piles with brash.

IZ-GA32

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 flat brownfield site is located in a dip to the north side of Manchester Road and is comprised of scrub with large, dense patches of Japanese knotweed, bindweed, thistle and nettles. The area is accessible to pedestrians via three sets of steps set into the high retaining wall next to the pavement, although only one is actually usable, as two are very overgrown with brambles. Trees line the north side of the site in front of the Little Don River.

Safety

The site is open with relatively low vegetation and is overlooked by the adjacent buildings and Manchester Road, so it feels quite safe to enter. 

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Activities that the site supports at present

The site provides an undisturbed habitat for wildlife, although there is evidence of occasional dumping.

Activities that could be supported in the future

The aggressive Japanese knotweed needs removing to allow other types of vegetation to establish. The overgrown steps could be cleared and a path could run down the site to access the Little Don Walk, which runs below the site next to the river.

Ideas for change

This site is awaiting redevelopment: the land has already been purchased and is being cleared.
The footpath is to be retained, as it forms part of the Little Don Walk.


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

*

Fallen deadwood

*

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 (at rear of site runs the Little Don walk - a permissive path)

*

Damaged Bollards/Fences

Steps

Vandalism

Cycle Paths

Graffiti

Trim Track

Litter

*

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)

 

 

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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