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Fermanagh Area Plan 2007
Proposals: Enniskillen Local Landscape Policy Areas L5-L8

L5 Killyhevlin Shoreline - The eastern bank of the Erne interlough channel from the Killyhevlin Hotel to the Ardhowen Theatre. This area is important to the setting of the town on approach along the Erne from the south. It includes the mature garden area of the Killyhevlin Hotel with specimen trees and an area of dense woodland to the north which forms a landscaped wedge along the Dublin Road, one of the main approaches into Enniskillen. This also acts as an effective sound buffer between the tranquillity of the lough and the road. Further north there is an area of regenerating trees and several large properties set within well planted grounds adjoining the Ardhowen Theatre site. Appropriate small scale development may be acceptable in landscape terms throughout this area provided existing woodland and trees are protected and supplemented and the Erne shoreline setting is maintained.
L6 Derrychara Shoreline - An area of wet grassland adjoining the Erne inter-lough channel with marshland and scrub vegetation and including a localised area of woodland around a small lough and some individual stands of mature trees. This shoreline area is important to the setting of the town on approach along the Erne from the south and in addition would be technically very difficult to develop. There will be a strong presumption against development in this area.
L7 Drumsna/Gortadrehid Big Shoreline - The western and southern banks of the Erne inter-lough channel across from Killyhevlin and Derrychara. This shoreline area is important to the setting of the town on approach along the Erne from the south and includes a visually significant area of mature woodland at Drumsna. It adjoins the Enniskillen development limit and lies within the Green Belt. There will be a strong presumption against development in this area.
L8 Sillees River Flood-Plain - This is the area of the flood plain of the Sillees River and comprises open wet meadowland, marshland and scrub vegetation. The Sillees River is an important local amenity which requires protection. The flood plain is important to the setting of the town both on approach along the Erne from the south and along the main road from Derrylin. In addition this area would be technically difficult to develop and would require unsightly flood defences which in any case may serve only to exacerbate flooding problems elsewhere. The river itself forms much of the development limit of Enniskillen at this location and the area to the south therefore lies within the Green Belt. There will be a strong presumption against development throughout this area.
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