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Fermanagh Area Plan 2007
Proposals: Enniskillen Local Landscape Policy Areas L21-L24

L21 Back Lough - An area of low lying wetland adjacent to the northern and eastern shores of the Back Lough with a backdrop of drumlins with mature hedgerows and trees. The remainder of the Back Lough shore is currently laid out as open space. This wetland habitat is visually significant and has potential local wildlife value. It adjoins the Enniskillen development limit and lies within the Green Belt. There will be a strong presumption against development in this area.
L22 Drumcoo - This contains two areas of woodland. The first comprises a small stand of mature beech trees along the main access lane to an existing farmhouse and the second comprises a larger area of mixed regenerating woodland. The latter has unfortunately been damaged to allow for the positioning of recently erected electricity pylons. The remaining trees lie within and adjoin land zoned for housing and should be retained and protected in any development of this area. This will normally require that any building is constructed outside the falling distance of these trees. It is accepted that a minor part of the regenerating woodland may be lost to allow access to a small area of adjoining land zoned for housing. To complement the overall character of the area existing vegetation should be enhanced and extended along the Irvinestown Road to create a vegetative framework around any future housing development and to maintain the impressive setting of the town on approach along the Irvinestown Road from the north.
L23 Wolf lough/Ring lough - The shores of Wolf Lough and Ring Lough containing extensive reed beds, marshland, scrub vegetation and individual stands of trees. A prominent localised knoll adjoining Wolf Lough is also included. The loughs are important landscape features at the edge of Enniskillen and have potential local wildlife value. This area adjoins the Enniskillen development limit and lies within the Green Belt. There will be a strong presumption against development in this area.
L24 Lawnakilla - An area of mature mixed woodland on a localised drumlin adjoining a farm group and recent residential estate development. This woodland is very significant visually and can be viewed on approach along the Irvinestown Road. It also has potential local wildlife value. These trees should be retained and protected in any development of adjoining land. This will normally require that any building is constructed outside the falling distance of these trees.
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