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Fermanagh Area Plan 2007
Proposals: Enniskillen TC1 Commercial Core

TC1 Commercial Core
The Department designates the area stretching from the west bridge to Dublin Road and Forthill Street as the Commercial Core of Enniskillen (see Town Centre map).
The Commercial Core contains the traditional concentration of retailing and other town centre uses. Within this area the Department will give favourable consideration to proposals for retail shops, local services and office uses which consolidate the function of the traditional commercial core of Enniskillen in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 40 of Planning Policy Statement 5, Retailing and Town Centres. There may however be restrictions on non-retail shop proposals at ground floor level within that part of the commercial core identified as the Primary Retail Frontage (see Policy TC 2). New proposals which prejudice the vitality and viability of the Commercial Core either directly or indirectly will not be acceptable and the unreasonable loss or inconvenient displacement of prime car parking spaces servicing the main street will be resisted. It is essential that the main street is well served by accessible and convenient car parks and is enabled to develop as an attractive commercial corridor linking the large scale shopping centres, either existing or proposed, to the east and south-east of the town centre, with the main office and tourist quarters situated predominantly to the west.
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