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Fermanagh Area Plan 2007
Economy: T2 Environmental Quality of Tourism Deveopment

T2 Environmental Quality of Tourism Deveopment
The Department will expect that all proposals for tourism development will comply with the basic principles of good design and landscaping and have regard to the following:
(a) The topography, and natural and man-made features of the site
(b) Careful consideration of the scale, size and character of the development which should be appropriate to the townscape/landscape setting.
(c) A high standard of design, careful use of materials of a type and colouring appropriate to the location and the inclusion of a
(d) The impact on the residential amenity of surrounding property
(e) The requirements of people with disabilities or special needs
In addition the Department will require all tourism developments to provide:
(f) Satisfactory means of pollution control and effluent disposal to sewer or waterway*
(g) Satisfactory means of access and adequate car parking to ensure there is no detrimental impact on traffic movements or highway safety.
The Department considers it important to ensure that all new tourism development is constructed to the highest standards so that as far as possible it makes a positive contribution to the environment rather than detract from its inherent qualities. All proposals for tourism and tourism related developments will be assessed according to the above criteria.
Certain tourism developments fall within the scope of the Planning (Assessment of Environmental Effects) Regulations (NI) 1989 (as amended) and in considering planning applications for such developments the Planning Service may require the submission of an Environmental Statement.
* Please note direct discharge to a waterway will require a consent from Environment Service under the Water Act (NI) 1972
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