Site name: Pearson Street open space

Zone: Inner Zone

Land owner: Mostly SCC Housing

Date of survey: 28-Feb-00

Current management: Amenity grass and hedges cut.

Proposed management: Bulb planting (wildflower bulb planting) and lavender hedges (lavender hedges). Wildflower meadow area (wildflower meadows), or butterfly garden (butterfly gardens).

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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

A rutted drive leads into this square site from Manchester road. Car parking surrounds a central ‘green’ area, which is divided into three by short paths that meet at a central seating area. Many attractive rowan trees line these paths, along with sycamores, alders and silver birch. The site is enclosed on three sides by housing and a high post and wire fence runs along the north boundary at the top of a steep drop down into the steels works. There is some patchy shrub planting in front of this fence.

This space seems to be totally uncared for; the planting is sparse and unkempt, and the grass has many bare patches. The benches are obviously unused and in a very bad state of disrepair, and there is a lot of litter. 

 

Safety

The site feels quite hostile due to its obvious neglect, even though it is used regularly by residents,. It is enclosed and away from the road, so would be safe for children.

Activities that the site supports at present

Car parking is the primary use. There is also evidence of play, with the remnants of a children’s den in one corner of the site.

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Activities that could be supported in the future

This site has much potential, as it is sheltered and a good size and shape to make a communal courtyard or garden for the residents of surrounding houses. Existing trees could be thinned to lighten up the space and a play area could be incorporated into its design.

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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

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 (small)

*

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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