Fermanagh Area Plan 2007
Proposals: Enniskillen Local Landscape Policy Areas L13-L16
L13 Rossorry Shoreline - The western bank of the Erne inter-lough channel from the Sillees River towards the West Bridge. This narrow strip of shoreline contains scrub vegetation, marshland and reed beds. Its inclusion as a Local Landscape Policy Area is intended to soften the impact of extensive housing development on the slopes adjoining to the west and to prevent individual developments restricting access to the Erne. There will generally be a strong presumption against development in this area, although towards the town centre beyond the Lochside Marina the provision of appropriate waterside facilities, such as jetties, may be acceptable.
L14 Lough Galliagh - The Lough Galliagh shore which includes marshland, scrub vegetation and individual stands of trees. Historically this area with its poor ground conditions has not developed and its inclusion as a Local Landscape Policy Area seeks not only to protect the lough and its setting but to act as a buffer between existing development at Coleshill to the south and ongoing and future development to the north and north west at Drumlyon. There will be a strong presumption against development in this area particularly between the lough and the Derrygonnelly Road.
L15 Portora Royal School - The immediate setting of the old Royal School building at Portora, a listed building, including the visually significant mature specimen trees to the front of the building. There will be a strong presumption against development in this area.
L16 Portora/Silverhill Shoreline - This area stretches from the Royal School at Portora to Silverhill and includes Portora Castle, a monument in State Care. It comprises the western shore line of the Erne inter-lough channel and with the shoreline opposite forms the water gateway between Enniskillen and Lower Lough Erne. The shoreline between the Royal School and Portora Castle is well wooded and forms an extremely important landscape feature. Between Portora Castle and Silverhill the shoreline comprises marshland, scrub vegetation and reed beds which extend west along a channel linking to Kinarla Lough. There will be a strong presumption against development throughout this area, with the exception of appropriate minor additions to the boat house and shoreside facilities of the Royal School. This area may allow for the provision of a shoreside walkway from Portora Castle to the Round ‘0’ jetty and public amenity area.