Site name: Ridal Croft open space

Zone: Inner Zone

Land owner: SCC Housing

Date of survey: 22-Feb-00

Current management: Mown amenity grass

Proposed management: Control of rhododendron and bracken. Encourage re-colonisation by heather/gorse. Some shrubs and sapling removal.

SK265339820

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 site consists mostly of a large, monotonous expanse of mown amenity grass, surrounded to the north and east sides by housing. Ridal Avenue runs along the top side of the site, and New Hall wood lies to the west. The site, which has no marked boundary, sits on a gradual slope and within its limits are two blocks of flats. The only features on the site are a wooden bench facing out onto the street and a signed footpath which runs across the lower part of the site into the wood.

 


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

*

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 (Public Footpath no. 60)

*

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 (for public footpath)

*

Drug Taking

Interpretive Signs

Dog Mess

Hard Surfaces

Quiet Contemplation

Other (please state)

Sun Bathing

Informal Play (state)

Other Informal Uses (state)

Dumping of garden rubbish

*

Raw sewage from nearby property flushed onto footpath

*

 

 

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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Belmont Drive 2

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Edward Street 2

Edward Street 3

Gibson Lane

Greenway

Haywood Lane

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Manchester Rd 2

Manchester Rd 3

Manchester Rd 4

Manchester Rd 5

Manchester Rd 6

Manchester Rd/Newton Ave

Newton Ave/Churchill Rd

Pearson Street

Peggy Tub

Pot House Wood

Quarry Hill

Ridal Croft

Ridal Close

Rundle Road

Smith Road

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Stocksbridge Clock Tower

Stocksbridge Fire Station

Stocksbridge Methodist Church

Stocksbridge United Reform Church

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Wilson Road

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