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Fermanagh Area Plan 2007
Proposals: Irvinestown L17-L20

L17 St Molaise’s Park - a maturing coniferous plantation to the north of St Molaise’s GM pitch and an adjoining hedgerow with mature trees. These trees provide a buffer and visual screen to adjoining industrial development and are visually significant on approach to the town along the Lack Road from the north. There will be a strong presumption against development in this area and development proposals on adjoining land must have full regard to their potential impact on these trees.
L18 Forthill Park - a line of mature trees to the frontage of residential development at Forthill Park. They should be retained and protected as an important local landscape feature. Development proposals on adjoining land must have full regard to their potential impact on these trees.
L19 The Manse, Dromore Road - Mature specimen trees and recent planting around the Manse, an impressive old property fronting the Dromore Road. Appropriate small scale development may be acceptable in landscape terms provided this would not significantly affect existing tree cover or the overall character of the area.
L20 Drumharvey House - An avenue of mature trees and the trees around Drumharvey House, an impressive old property which is currently vacant. This includes the laneway from the house to the Lack Road. The tree-lined avenue from the Dromore Road to the house divides two larger areas which are zoned for Industry. These trees are visually very significant viewed on approach to the town along the Omagh Road from the east and must be retained and protected in the development of the adjoining land. The trees along the laneway entrance from the Lack Road are also visually significant and development proposals on adjoining land must have full regard to their potential impact on these trees. Proposals for appropriate small scale development involving Drumharvey House or its environs may be acceptable in landscape terms provided this would not significantly affect existing tree cover. In view of the location of the property between two industrial zonings, it presents an ideal opportunity for small scale business or craft ventures.
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