Fermanagh Area Plan 2007
Economy: Zone 2 Derryad/Trasna
This zone occupies a key location on Upper Lough Erne and provides opportunities for tourism and recreational development. Existing facilities in this zone include the Share Centre with chalets, caravan site, beach and holiday centre specially adapted for the disabled. There is an amenity area and picnic site at Smith Strand and a chalet development at Kilmore. Lisnaskea Boat Club also have a facility near Corradillar.
There is scope to consolidate and expand some of these existing tourism facilities. Where existing development has utilised the broken character of the shorelines, easy access to deep waters, gentle slopes, the abundant tall hedges, appropriate materials and screening, this has not been conspicuous in landscape terms. Appropriate new development at similar sites could be considered where there is existing road access of a satisfactory standard.
Within this zone there is moderate capacity for cruiser traffic in the main water channels but more limited capacity for other types of water recreation. The capacity for water activity is considerably reduced in the more shallow bays and narrow channels where damage to shorelines and conflicts of uses must be avoided. Where waters are shallow, and shorelines are characterised by flat areas of marsh and fen, there is little or no potential for tourism or recreational development. Steeper slopes adjoining the shores can be more conspicuous in landscape terms making it difficult to integrate development.
Inland from the shore, and particularly where there are small enclosed fields and existing buildings, there may be potential for tourism or recreational development reflecting the scale and character of the landscape and existing development. The cumulative effect of such developments would require frequent review and would be taken into account in assessing development proposals.