Site name: Broomfield Lane open space

Zone: Outer Zone

Land owner: ?

Date of survey: 28 February 2000

Current management: Mown amenity grass with a sycamore tree.

Proposed management: Flower bed around the tree for bulbs, etc. Repair or remove vandalised road sign.

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.

1.

Visual Attributes - update 2004

This site consists of a small triangle of unkempt mown amenity grass, edged by kerb stones, on the junction where Broomfield Road meets Broomfield Lane. A desire line runs along the south edge of this triangle along Broomfield Lane, created by pedestrians to avoid walking on the road. An attractive mature sycamore grows at the centre of the site and housing surrounds it on all sides.

 

Safety

The site is adjacent to well-used roads in a quiet residential area and is open with good sightlines.

Activities that the site supports at present

The site is used by pedestrians to walk across, avoiding traffic on Broomfield Lane.   

 

Activities that could be supported in the future

The mown grass could be replaced with less maintenance intensive planting such as ground cover shrubs or meadow, which would also increase the visual quality of the space. The desire line could be formalised, for example, by creating a narrow gravel path.

 

Ideas for change

This triangle of grass could benefit from bulb and wildflower planting, to make it more attractive all year round. Dogwood and other plants that are attractive in winter could be used.


Habitat types and current uses of the site are marked in the tables below with an asterisk.

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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Broomfield Road

Cedar Road 1

Cedar Road 2

Coal Pit Lane

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Kenworthy Road

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Green Street

Haywood Ave.

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School

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Stocksbridge Infants

Stocksbridge Junior

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Stubbin Centre

Townend

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Wood Royd
Playground

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