Site name: Webb Avenue brownfield site

Zone: Inner Zone

Land owner: ?

Date of survey: 15-May-00

Current management: None

Proposed management: Temporary hedge planting along boundary with road to discourage disposal of garden waste. Some tree removal and control of Japanese knotwood. Sow wildflower meadow seed.

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 brownfield site on the north side of Webb Avenue, above the Greenway, consists of dense tree planting (including sycamore, goat willow, rowan and ash), with an overgrown understorey of nettles and rosebay willowherb. Although they appear to be unmanaged, the trees provide a pleasant environment for the residents of nearby houses. A magnolia and leylandii hedge form the west boundary near the road, dividing the site from the adjacent garden; a new brick wall runs along the south boundary next to the pavement. The car park of the Pen Nook pub is located to the east of the site.

Safety

The dense tree planting could create a slightly uncomfortable environment at night as it is close to the pavement, although the wall and the fact that the site is on a slightly lower level to the road prevents this.   

Activities that the site supports at present

The site is used for the dumping of garden waste, mostly grass cuttings.

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Activities that could be supported in the future

If the trees were thinned and access provided, the site could be used as a communal garden or seating area. A path could be created leading down through the site to the Greenway, providing a short cut for pedestrians to Carr Road.


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 (Japanese Knotweed)

*

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)

Dumping of garden waste (grass cuttings)

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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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