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Fermanagh Area Plan 2007
Economy: T3 Tourism Development in Settlements

T3 Tourism Development in Settlements
The Department will normally give favourable consideration to tourism developments in settlements.
A major element in the promotion of Fermanagh's tourism industry is the consolidation of existing provision in settlements where infrastructure is available and tourism facilities can be grouped and interlinked. These should be suitably located, well designed and of a scale appropriate to the size of the settlement.
The Department will also encourage appropriate measures to improve links between settlements and Lough Erne. Such links could increase tourist spending in nearby towns and villages, encourage or sustain businesses and remove pressure for new development from the Lough Shore. Links could be improved by simple low cost measures such as provision of appropriate information at jetties and encouragement of enterprises such as bicycle hire to improve accessibility. These measures could be successfully promoted by local community organisations.
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