Site name: Cedar Road open space no. 2

Zone: Outer Zone

Land owner: SCC Housing

Date of survey: 28 February 2000

Current management: Mown amenity grass

Proposed management: Landscape improvements wildflower meadows, wildflower bulb planting, tree & shrub planting, butterfly gardens ) plus Seating area/seats.

 

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. Email here to volunteer to help and to send your ideas, reactions, corrections to the SVP team.

1.

Visual Attributes - update 2004

This rectangle of unkempt mown amenity grass sits between two rows of housing and is encircled by a tarmac path. A low stone wall marks the east boundary in front of a tall leylandii hedge, and a bus stop is situated on Cedar Road, which runs along the west edge of the site. Wooden fences and hedges divide the gardens of houses to the south of the site from the public space, whereas the gardens of housing to the north are unbounded.


Safety

The site is situated next to Cedar Road and is overlooked by the surrounding housing, so it feels fairly safe.

Activities that the site supports at present

The site supports few activities, as the grass is unkempt and there are no special features. 

2.


Activities that could be supported in the future

The site would provide a safe play environment for children as it is enclosed on three sides. It could be treated as part of a network of local play areas, linking with the nearby Cedar Road open space no.1 and Coal Pit Lane/Stone Moor Road sites through similar use of materials and planting; each site could offer different types of play equipment.


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 - 2 street lamps

*

Alcohol Drinking

Signs

Drug Taking

Interpretive Signs

Dog Mess

Hard Surfaces

Quiet Contemplation

Other (please state)

Sun Bathing

Telegraph pole

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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