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Fermanagh Area Plan 2007
Proposals: Irvinestown Landscape

Irvinestown nestles in a valley with land rising gently on all sides and has a landscape character and quality comprising a number of elements. There is rolling agricultural land with associated hedgerows, many of which are unmanaged and gappy in nature There are pockets of mature woodland and some specimen tree planting including avenue planting mainly associated with large old houses, such as Drumbarvey House. There is also a large area of mature planting associated with the historic Necarne Castle demesne which adjoins the town. Dense hedgerows and scrub vegetation are associated with the old Enniskillen to Bundoran railway line.
Care must be taken to ensure that new development does not dominate these characteristics, but sympathetically integrates with the natural environment and respects the man-made heritage and therefore conserves and enhances rather than destroys the quality of the landscape.
Local Landscape Policy areas (See Plan Policy Man Env3) are therefore designated for those areas within and adjoining the development limit of Irvinestown which are considered to be of greatest amenity value or local significance and worthy of protection from undesirable or damaging development.

Local Landscape Policy Areas

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