2 Manor Fields Park, Sheffield An area of High depravationDescribed as the 'worst estate in Britain‘Large areas of open space that was neglected, unmanaged, undervalued and unlovedCommonly held view that ‘green’ equalled a severe liabilityUnderlying problems of long term unemployment, crime and anti-social behaviour and areas of poor environmental quality.
4 Manor Fields Park, Sheffield However, there is a strong sense of community and family attachment, pride in the place where they live and a determination of community organisations to build a brighter future is always highlighted in discussions with people who live, work or are connected to the area.
5 Inspire Masterplan and design Conceptual masterplanset the challengedevelop the big ideaidentify your partnersUnderstand the siteconstant reviewingevolving landscapeoptimise site potentialongoing ProcessRobust design to meet social and environmental needsidentify with user aspirationsminimise the impact of development on the environment
6 Including the community PartnerIncluding the communityUnderstand the userschange is a major challengeidentifying the needs of a changing communityBuilding confidenceprocess of engagementSubstantive and subtle processesa need for sensitivityTurn negative landscapes into positive experiencesshows respectChange is becoming acceptable
7 Enhance and protect An incremental approach Interim workdoing the basicsbasic infrastructureLayering the designbuilding on the good thingsDefining charactermaking a place that is unique, special and excitinga place where residents and visitors want to beHaving patiencebuilding only when the time is right
8 Benefit GI profiting the local economy New opportunitiesbuilding on the good thingsProtecting the environmentplanning for the futureBusiness investmentbusinesses benefiting from increased tradenew opportunities being consideredVisitor attractiona place where residents and visitors want to bebring in visitors on the strength of its popularity
9 Design and Innovate Design and specification Challenge perceptions of what a park is?Designed to be robust, durable and sustainableConceived with play in mindBest practice eco principlesaim to minimise the effect of development on the siteuse environmentally preferable productsminimise energy consumptionprotect and conserve waterIncreasing specification as culture changes
10 Manage Building on our green legacy Management integral to the creative processSlow, manageable improvementSocial enterprise company involvementDedicated site teamSimple, cost effective and easy to maintenanceEasily modified or reinstatedContinual development
11 Monitor Achievement and Celebrate Success Monitor progressbuilding on the good thingsplanning for the futureare we practicing lessons learnt ?Checks in placeare we continually improving?are we delivering our stated objectives?Celebratepublicise successchampion good achievementlearn from others
12 Lessons learned Where to next? Sheffield Core Strategy and Development control guidanceSupport developers through the planning processSurface Water Management planGreen & open spaces strategyAgreements to adoptionChampion SUDS, green roofs and water managementApply the lessons learned
13 Summary The challenge Incremental approach Core team to create a sustainable public parkIncremental approachright for big, socially complex sitesCore teamensures continuityMultifunctional landscapepresents a strong caseThe big picturelook holisticallyAdapting to the futureminimising the effects of development on climate change