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Fermanagh Area Plan 2007
Economy: Indcom 2  Industrial Development: Villages

Indcom 2 Industrial Development: Villages
Proposals for industrial development in villages will be considered on their individual merits.
Whilst the Department accepts that larger scale industrial development will be accommodated in towns, and has zoned land accordingly, there is also scope for industrial uses of a suitable scale to be located in villages. However land has not been zoned for industrial purposes in villages so as not to constrain unduly the choice of location.The exception to this is the identification of one large site in Ballyvassidy/ Laragh/Trory which would be acceptable for industrial or warehousing uses.
In assessing planning applications for industrial proposals in villages the Planning Service will consider the scale of the development in relation to the village, any impact on amenity, heritage or nature conservation interest, the design and layout of the scheme, and whether the proposal is appropriate to the character of the village.The Planning Service will also require the provision of adequate access, car parking and pollution control arrangements.
In addition to opportunities for industrial development within villages the Planning Service may in exceptional circumstances, where there is no suitable land within a small rural settlement for a specific industrial project, grant permission for a site which lies outside the limit of development but which is clearly associated with the settlement.
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