Site name: Broomfield Road open space

Zone: Outer Zone

Land owner: ?

Date of survey: 28 February 2000

Current management: Mown amenity grass with some bulb planting areas and some planted trees. Trimmed hedge on southern boundary.

Proposed management: Change of hedge management to allow growth and berry production plus a margin of wild flowers along the length of the hedge.

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 of a large triangle of mown amenity grass on the corner of Broomfield Road (a one-way road to the northeast) and Bracken Moor Lane (to the west). A narrow lane, segregated from the mown grass area by a tall hawthorn hedge, is situated on the southern edge of the site; it is used mainly by pedestrians. Trees including field maple, birch, beech and ash line the other side of this lane. Two groups of trees break up the expanse of grass. Houses on the opposite side of Bracken Moor Lane overlook the site.


Safety

The site is adjacent to the well-used Bracken Moor Lane and is open, with good sightlines, so it feels very safe.

Activities that the site supports at present

The site is used by people walking dogs and the lane is used by pedestrians accessing the nearby houses.

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Activities that could be supported in the future

Some of the mown grass could be replaced with less maintenance intensive plantings, which could also increase the visual quality of the space.

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Ideas for change

There are already non-mown areas around the planted trees on this site. It is suggested that the main aim should be to increase the level of biodiversity in the future.


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

Telegraph pole

*

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 (only foundations - no seat)

*

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


Armitage Road

Beechwood Road

Birch Tree Road

Bracken Moor

Broomfield Lane

Broomfield Road

Cedar Road 1

Cedar Road 2

Coal Pit Lane

Glebelands/
Kenworthy Road

Glebelands Road

Green Street

Haywood Ave.

Heath/Fox Glen

Helliwell Court

Hollin Busk Lane

Pen Nook

The Royd

Royd/St Johns
School

Spink Hall

Stocksbridge High

Stocksbridge Infants

Stocksbridge Junior

Stone Moor Road

Stubbin Centre

Townend

Whitwell Lane

Wood Royd
Playground

Wood Royd Road

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