Fermanagh Area Plan 2007
Economy: Zone 10 Belleek
The prominence of some areas within this zone and the diversity of small scale landscape features make it sensitive to intrusive development.
The village of Belleek has a range of tourism facilities; the Carlton Hotel and chalets, the Erne Gateway and adjoining hire cruiser base, public marina and Belleek Pottery. There is scope for additional development which would enhance the attractions of Belleek and the village should be the focus of any large scale proposals within this zone.
On the fast flowing waters of the River Erne cruisers and other boats need freedom of movement and, since the channel narrows, there is little or no potential for the development of jetties. Fishing stands may be desirable and feasible in well-selected areas; carefully managed, shoreline paths and picnic sites could facilitate access and quiet enjoyment.
Inland, Lough Keenaghan and Lough Scolban are popular with fishermen. Existing facilities could be complemented by carefully sited small scale development. Overuse and conflict in use should be avoided.
South of the River Erne it may be feasible to accommodate some small scale service development at Carran More/Slawin, but new dispersed development elsewhere could detract from the development of a wide range of facilities and accommodation in Belleek. Throughout the zone the restoration of traditional buildings or disused estate courtyards may be feasible.