Site name: Land at rear of Peggy Tub and old people's homes

Zone: Inner Zone

Land owner: SCC Housing (at rear of old people's homes) & private (at rear of Peggy Tub)

Date of survey: 29-Feb-00

Current management: None, apart from trimming of privet hedge on either side of footpath & half of the SCC-owned land, which is mown amenity grass.

Proposed management: Reduce bramble & scrub. Retain trees and ivy-covered area. Plant up parts of amenity grass area with small shrubs & herbs.

SK27659828

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.

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Visual Attributes - update 2004

This largely neglected piece of land is situated behind the Peggy Tub club on New Road and is bounded to the north by Haywood Lane. Access from the top of the site is via an informal gravel car park off Haywood Lane, which is bordered by unmanaged vegetation. Piles of dumped building rubble and a burnt patch of ground (with a charred dead ash tree) are found on this area of the site. A set of uninviting brick walled steps lead down from this to a sloping paved path enclosed by trees and lined with railings and a clipped privet hedge. This path opens out to steps which lead onto New Road. There is an area with long grass and coppiced ash saplings, brambles and rosebay willowherb on the eastern side of these steps. A retaining wall encloses the rear of the Peggy Tub, with woodland above it.

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Safety

The path leading through the site, although partly maintained with the clipped hedge and neat surface, feels slightly unwelcoming, as it is enclosed and quite narrow.

Activities that the site supports at present

The site is used to walk through and for fly tipping.

Activities that could be supported in the future

Tree clearance could be carried out to open up areas around the path, and scrub vegetation could be replaced with low maintenance ground cover shrubs to increase the visual quality of the site.

 

Ideas for change

Inappropriate scrub could be thinned. Trees could be planted to suppress the bramble.
The coppice above the road could be cleared and the chipping up of stockpiled wood is suggested.
There needs to be a regular clearance of litter.


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

YEB installation

*

Informal Play (state)

Other Informal Uses (state)

Dumping of garden rubbish

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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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