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Fermanagh Area Plan 2007
Introduction: Plan Process

In February 1992 the Department announced its intention to prepare the Fermanagh Area Plan and invited submissions from interested parties in respect of issues to be addressed in the Plan.
In March 1994 the Preliminary Proposals of the Fermanagh Area Plan were published for public consultation. Representations were subsequently received from Fermanagh District Council, community groups, statutory and voluntary bodies and individual members of the public.
The Preliminary Proposals were revised in the light of the representations received and the Draft Fermanagh Area Plan was published in April 1995. Following the receipt of objections to policies and proposals of the Plan, the Department requested the Planning Appeals Commission to convene a Public Inquiry to hear these objections. The Public Inquiry was held in November 1995 and the Planning Appeals Commission subsequently reported to the Department on their consideration of the objections. The Department has considered the recommendations contained in the Planning Appeals Commission report and has revised the policies and proposals of the Fermanagh Area Plan. This document incorporates all the amendments resulting from the Department's consideration of the Planning Appeals Commission report and replaces all previous versions of the Fermanagh Area Plan. Statistical and background information has also been updated from the Draft Plan to the latest available data.
The Fermanagh Area Plan was adopted by the Department in accordance with the provisions of Article 8 of the Planning (NI) Order 1991, in March 1997.
With the adoption of the Fermanagh Area Plan the following documents are superseded:
  • Fermanagh Area Plan (revised 1980) adopted 1983
  • Fermanagh Area Plan, Village Plans, adopted 1989
  • Enniskillen Town Centre Plan, adopted 1989.
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