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Fermanagh Area Plan 2007
Proposals: Enniskillen Local Landscape Policy Areas L33-L38

L33 Flaxfield Wood/Killynure Wood - This area for its greater part comprises Flaxfield Wood and a narrow strip of mature mixed woodland on the skyline at Killynure. These two woodland areas are within the ownership of the National Trust and form part of the historic boundary of the Castle Coole demesne. They are visually very prominent viewed from the Tempo Road and must be retained and protected in the development of adjoining land zoned for housing in order to retain the important landscape setting of Castle Coole. Accordingly it will be a requirement that any building is constructed outside the falling distance of these trees. On the more level ground towards the Tempo Road there is an area of regenerating woodland and mature boundary trees which should also be retained and protected. Development proposals on adjoining land must have full regard to their potential impact on these trees.
L34 Tempo Road - A narrow strip of naturally regenerating trees which should be retained, protected and enhanced in the development of adjoining land to the south zoned for housing. This will help provide an attractive landscaped wedge between future development and the Tempo Road.
L35 Agharainy - A dense mixed species woodland containing mature trees and much regeneration. It is bounded by a line of mature beech trees and adjoins vegetation along the line of the old Enniskillen to Clones railway at this location. The woodland area is an extremely important landscape feature and has potential local wildlife value. It will also act as a landscape buffer between future development areas. There will be a strong presumption against development in this area and those trees adjoining land zoned for housing should be retained and protected in any development. This will normally require that any building is constructed outside the falling distance of these trees.
Note - Not all of the woodland at Agharainy is included within the Local Landscape Policy Area as it is accepted part of this will be required to provide access to adjoining land to the rear zoned for housing.
L36 Camphill - The crests and southern slopes of two localised drumlins located between the Enniskillen limit of development and the historic boundary of the Castle Coole demesne. This presently undisturbed countryside area provides a landscaped backdrop to the north of the demesne and effectively screens the National Trust property from the urban form of Enniskillen. The land lies within the Green Belt and there will be a strong presumption against development in this area.
L37 Killyvilly - A tree-lined laneway which should be retained and protected as an important landscape feature in the development of adjoining land zoned for housing. This will normally require that any building is constructed outside the falling distance of these trees.
L38 Chanterhill - The visually important setting of Chanterhill House, a listed building which sits on top of a localised drumlin. There is mature vegetation around and along the avenue to the property which is currently vacant. There are also some individual specimen trees on the hillside and substantial vegetation including mature boundary trees adjacent to Loane Drive. Development proposals of an institutional nature may be acceptable in this area provided they involve the sympathetic restoration of Chanterhill House and maintain the property’s impressive setting and the overall character of the area.
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