Site name: Hollin Busk Lane open space

Zone: Outer Zone

Land owner: SCC Leisure services

Date of survey: 28 February 2000

Current management: Mown amenity grass. Some seating.

Proposed management: As a productive Community Garden (community gardens) using forest gardening or permaculture techniques, with community composting facility (community composting), including landscape improvements (wildflower meadows, wildflower bulb planting, tree & shrub planting, edible plants, herb spirals, lavender hedges, pond restoration/building, butterfly gardens, community orchards)

 

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.

Visual Attributes - update 2004

This large square expanse of mown amenity grass lacks any distinctive features other than a pair of benches on the eastern edge of the site. It is bounded from farmland by a dry stone wall, with Hollin Busk Lane running along the northern side and a house, partially screened by tall shrubs and trees, to the west.


Safety

The site feels very safe, as it is open, close to housing and next to a well-used road. The lack of any enclosure, however, may make the user feel slightly vulnerable.

Activities that the site supports at present

Horse riders have used the site occasionally to school their animals. The benches are rarely used.

Activities that could be supported in the future

This large area has a lot of potential for community use. A vegetable plot or communal garden could be created for use by the local residents. Much of the mown grass could be replaced with more interesting herbaceous planting, shrubs and trees.


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 - dry stone

*

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)

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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