Fermanagh Area Plan 2007
Proposals: Irvinestown Town Centre
The commercial centre of Irvinestown is compact and attractive. The majority of shops and businesses are concentrated along Main Street and those parts of Mill Street, Pound Street and Church Street which immediately adjoin it.
The Department has delineated a town centre boundary to contain the future commercial expansion of the town. Within this area, the Department will encourage new retail development and the refurbishment of existing floorspace for retail purposes.
Proposals for other commercial uses will be assessed on their locational merits and on their potential impact on the town centre.
The Department would particularly encourage proposals to improve the appearance of properties which front onto the Pound Street/Mill Street link road.
Environmental improvements to the town centre are proposed as part of the CR151’ scheme and these will include landscaping and street furniture.
The town centre has a number of buildings, some of which are listed as being of architectural and/or historic interest, which contribute to the quality and character of the area. These are concentrated in the broad historic market square which is dominated by an impressive 1 8th Century clock tower. An Area of Townscape Character is therefore designated to protect and enhance the character of the traditional core of the town centre (see Plan Policy Man Env 2).
The Department together with other statutory agencies and community groups including the International Fund for Ireland, Fermanagh District Council and Irvinestown Trustee Enterprise Company Limited, will continue to encourage the regeneration of the town.