Site name: Whitwell lane ex-allotment site

Zone: Outer

Land owner: SCC land sold or vested - check

Date of survey: 14-April-00

Current management: None

Proposed management: Some bracken and bramble control required. Possible shrub planting such as hawthorn, plum, crab apple and blackthorn. Fill in abandoned drive and plant up. Remove or replace old iron railings.

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 ex-allotment site, on the edge of the residential district, is situated on the west side of a corner on Whitwell lane. A private drive bounds the north edge and wood and farm land lie to the west and south. The raised segment of unmanaged land is densely covered in bracken next to the road and a belt of woodland to the western edge. Notable features on this site include an abandoned drive, carpeted in grass and nettles, and a stream which runs through the site, hidden amongst woodland undergrowth.



Safety

Whitwell Lane runs right past the site, but is fairly quiet, posing no real threat. The site is totally open near the road, with good views, so users would feel safe. The dense woodland to the back of the site may seem quite foreboding, particularly after dark.

Activities that the site supports at present

Few activities are supported at present due to the density of vegetation.

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Activities that could be supported in the future

This path of neglected land could be cleared and planted with less invasive species.  It could be set aside and left for wildlife.


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 (bracken)

*

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 (evidence of attempts to build a drive, but abandoned)

*

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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