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Fermanagh Area Plan 2007
Economy: Zone 6 Enniskillen

Ardhowen theatreEnniskillen is the principal town in Fermanagh and the focus of much tourism development and activity in the District. The town has a unique atmosphere resulting from its close association with water and wildlife; new development should respect this and the setting of the town. The wide range of facilities includes; the Killyhevlin Hotel and chalets, the Ardhowen Theatre, the Lakeland Forum Recreation Centre, Castle Island Canoe Centre, the Castle Museum and the Tourist Information Centre. Further opportunities exist to consolidate and enhance the tourism interest in this zone. A range of tourism development could be accommodated on appropriate sites within the town. Development proposals on sites close to the Lough Shore must have regard to critical views from Lough Erne and protection of the wildlife interest within the urban area. There is considerable potential for re-use of existing buildings and redevelopment of sites for tourism, recreation or related uses particularly within or close to the town centre.
There is reduced development potential in the open countryside within the Green Belt and any proposals north of Enniskillen must take account of views to and from Devenish Island and the designated Area of Significant Archaeological Interest.
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