Site name: Green Street open space

Zone: Outer Zone

Land owner: SCC - land vested or sold - check

Date of survey: 9 March 2000

Current management: Rough grassland - grazed by animals (?) or irregularly mown - check. A small belt of very tall conifers on northeast side.

Proposed management: Wild flower meadow. Remove or trim conifers and replace with native hedge plants.

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

Green Street is a quiet cul-de-sac with a single row of brick terraces facing a bank lined with conifers and shrubs, which encloses the site. The area surrounding the houses is well cared for, with beds bordering the street planted with holly, copper beech, buddleia and perennials, such as fuchsia and lupins. A well-kept communal garden with arched gateway, lawn area and herbaceous planting is situated to the western side of a row of rather scruffy garages. Rough grassland bounded by a post and wire fence constitutes the remainder of the site, with a tarmac footpath running along past the eastern edge.

 

Safety

The site is overlooked by the terraced houses and feels semi-private, discouraging non-residents to enter it.

Activities that the site supports at present

Residents use the site for parking on the street and in the garages. On visiting the site, an elderly woman was seen sitting outside the front of her house enjoying the sun; another resident was fixing his car on the street and someone else was gardening.

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Activities that could be supported in the future

The rough grassland could be replaced with meadow type vegetation.

 

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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

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)

Keeping grazing animals?

*

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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Birch Tree Road

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Broomfield Lane

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.

Heath/Fox Glen

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The Royd

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School

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Stocksbridge Infants

Stocksbridge Junior

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Townend

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Wood Royd
Playground

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