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Fermanagh Area Plan 2007
Proposals: Lisnaskea Landscape

Lisnaskea lies between the Carnmore Hills and Upper Lough Erne. The topography generally slopes from the north—east towards Upper Lough Erne in the south—west and the town is situated on the transition between the lower \wetland and rising agricultural land. The landscape character and quality of the town comprises a number of elements. There is rolling agricultural land generally with strong hedgerows. Scrub woodland occurs intermittently throughout the town. There are also pockets of mature woodland distributed throughout the town with some specimen tree planting mainly associated with large houses. There is mature planting associated with historic features such as the archaeological sire at Sheebeg and the listed buildings at Clifton Lodge. Dense hedgerows are associated with the old Enniskillen to Clones railway line.
Care must he 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 Env 3) are therefore designated for those areas within and adjoining the development limit of Lisnaskea 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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