Site name: Coal Pit Lane Wildlife Garden

Zone: Outer Zone

Land owner: ?

Date of survey: 28 February 2000

Current management: For wildlife interest - shrub planting and tree planting. Need to weed round them.

Proposed management: Remove rubble and litter. Install fence on western side with footpath. Interpretation panel is obscured - needs replacement and re-siting.

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 seemingly neglected area of land to the north of Coal Pit Lane, by the youth centre, consists of unmown grass and scrub enclosed to the west by a shrub border and wooden fence. Species here include elder, field maple, gorse, beech and hawthorn. A public footpath runs down the west side of the site from Coal Pit Lane to the Bracken Moor playing fields. A small brick electricity substation, surrounded by mown grass, is situated behind a wire fence to the west of this path.


Safety

The site appears abandoned, giving it a slightly unwelcoming feel.

Activities that the site supports at present

The path through the site is used to access the playing fields. The tall grass, scrub and shrub planting deter use of the rest of the site.

2.

N.B. The location from which these photographs were taken is not shown on map.

Activities that could be supported in the future

A mown strip could be created to show that certain areas of the site are intended to be left for wildlife and that the site is cared for. A seating area or picnic bench could be installed to encourage use of the site and formal access could be provided from the youth centre. The unattractive substation could be screened with tree and shrub planting.


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 (Rubble from neighbouring site (YEB works))

*

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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