Site name: Wood Willows open space

Zone: Inner Zone

Land owner: ?

Date of survey: 15-Mar-00

Current management: None

Proposed management: Remove litter. Thin & clear some tree saplings and one tree arching over road.

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 thin triangular piece of land is situated on the junction where New Road meets Manchester Road. The site slopes up from a retaining wall on the north edge which runs along Manchester Road, to the pavement of New Road, which is bounded by a concrete post and metal rail fence. Shrubs, including snowberry and elder, line this fence. The site is comprised of woodland (mainly ash), with a ground layer dominated by ivy, which has climbed up some of the mature ash trees on the west side of the site. Here there is also an area that has been fenced off with chicken wire, containing the remnants of a tree house and an old swing.

Safety

The site is situated on the main road and feels safe, although its position and density of vegetation deters public use.

Activities that the site supports at present

The site is used for the tipping of garden waste.

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3.

Activities that could be supported in the future

Some woodland ground flora could be planted for visual interest. Its position right next to the main road makes it undesirable for public activity.

Ideas for change

This triangular site needs tidying up and clearing of wind-blown rubbish in winter on a regular basis.
It is suggested that the need for tree surgery of individual trees which overhang the road should be investigated.


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 (Street)

*

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

Ash Lane/ New Road

Ash Lane / New Street

Belmont Drive 1

Belmont Drive 2

Bocking Hill

Bowling green

Carr Head

Deepcar

Don Field

East & West Cres.

Edward Street 1

Edward Street 2

Edward Street 3

Gibson Lane

Greenway

Haywood Lane

Hole House Brook

Manchester Rd 1

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

Smithy Moor

Stocksbridge Clock Tower

Stocksbridge Fire Station

Stocksbridge Methodist Church

Stocksbridge United Reform Church

St John

Webb Avenue

Wilson Road

Wood Willows

Wortley Road

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