Fermanagh Area Plan 2007
Proposals: Enniskillen Local Landscape Policy Areas L25-L28
L25 Cross - This contains two areas. The first comprises a line of mature skyline trees. These trees and associated hedges must be retained and protected in the development of adjoining land zoned for housing. They are visually prominent when viewed from the Irvinestown Road to the north and accordingly it will be a requirement that any building is constructed outside the falling distance of these trees. The second area comprises a small regenerating woodland. This adjoins land zoned for industry and should be retained and protected in any development of this area. This will normally require that any building is constructed outside the falling distance of these trees. In addition, this vegetation should be supplemented in any development of the adjoining land zoned for industry in order to provide an effective landscaped buffer area.
L26 Drumclay - A small area of maturing woodland along the Cherrymount Road adjoining a larger area laid out as open space. This woodland is visually significant and also acts as a landscape buffer to a small sewage treatment works. There will be a strong presumption against development in this area.
L27 Race Course lough - The western and south eastern shores of Race Course Lough. The remainder of the shoreline is currently laid out as open space and contains a loughside pathway and a car park. Most of this area comprises reed beds and scrub vegetation although the area adjoining the Irvinestown Road contains several large properties set among mature trees. There will be a strong presumption against development in this area although appropriate small scale development within the grounds of the existing properties along the Irvinestown Road may be acceptable in landscape terms, provided this would not significantly affect existing tree cover.
L28 Cornagrade - This contains two areas. The first comprises a line of trees to the east of the Cornagrade Road adjoining St Molaise’s Park and the second, the shoreline setting of the Erne Hospital and adjoining wetlands which contain a mix of reed beds, marshland and individual stands of maturing trees. Both areas are locally important landscape features particularly in view of their proximity to the town centre. There will be a strong presumption against development in these areas and development proposals on land adjoining the trees at Cornagrade Road must have full regard to their potential impact on these trees.