Fermanagh Area Plan 2007
Economy: Zone 5 Tamlaght/Bellanaleck
This zone has potential for appropriate development which respects the sensitivity of the landscape and conservation interest. Bellanaleck is the main centre of tourism development within this zone with its two marinas, restaurant and service facilities. There is scope to consolidate and expand the tourism role of the village. Tamlaght is a local service centre and with its key location has potential for future development.
In the countryside new development, restoration and/or diversification of use may be feasible using existing dwellings or vernacular farm buildings. Existing large estates such as the National Trust property at Castle Coole may offer opportunities for the sensitive promotion of the man-made heritage and nature conservation interest.
The Erne, in this zone is narrow, deep and fast flowing with soft shorelines. In the main channels priority must be given to facilitating the volume of inter-lough cruiser traffic. In narrow subsidiary channels selection of appropriate activities may prove beneficial and avoid conflict of uses. Shallow bays, such as Tamlaght Bay, are generally vulnerable to disturbance and damage. The potential for development is locally related to the width of the river channel, existing infrastructure and the character and nature conservation interest of shoreline areas. There is potential to redevelop or consolidate existing tourism nodes together with new small jetties in appropriate areas.