Site name: Cedar Road open space no. 1

Zone: Outer Zone

Land owner: SCC Housing

Date of survey: 28 February 2000

Current management: Amenity grass area mown. A small tall herb area left to grow on southern boundary.

Proposed management: Landscape improvements(wildflower meadows,wildflower bulb planting, tree & shrub planting, butterfly gardens). Possible site for community barbecue (community barbecue).

 

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 segment of greenspace, surrounded by housing, consists of mown amenity grassland, occasionally punctuated by a solitary tree, including oak, sycamore and whitebeam. Circulation through the site is provided by a concrete path, signposted as a Public Footpath, which runs from the road towards a disused quarry nearby.

A low stone wall marks the west boundary and runs along the pavement next to Cedar Road.  An assortment of garden hedges and wooden fences constitute the boundary around the rest of the site.



Safety

The site is situated next to Cedar Road and is overlooked by the surrounding housing, creating a relatively safe environment. There is limited lighting along the paths, so it could feel slightly forbidding at night.

Activities that the site supports at present

The site is popular for dog walking and is used by children for play - climbing trees and playing football. 

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Activities that could be supported in the future

Due to its proximity to residential housing and its good size, the site has much potential for use by the local community. Circulation could be improved, creating paths leading to each block of houses to encourage use of the space, and dog walking routes from the site could be suggested on an information board. Play experiences on the site could be enriched with the planting of extra climbable trees and the provision of adventurous play equipment. Some of the unused areas of mown grass could be converted to meadow and additional tree planting would break up the monotonous expanse of amenity grass. 

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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

*

Molehills

*

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


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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