Fermanagh Area Plan 2007
Social Base: H4 Vacant Dwellings
H4 Vacant Dwellings
|The re-use, renovation and sympathetic extension of vacant dwellings for residential purposes will normally be encouraged.
Rural Fermanagh has a significant number of vacant dwellings scattered throughout the countryside. Such houses represent a valuable resource and their re-use would contribute to the social and economic regeneration of the rural area. The Planning Service will therefore encourage the re-use and renovation, for residential purposes, of properties last used as dwelling houses. It should be noted that planning permission is usually required for external alterations. Where extensions are necessary to bring the dwelling up to modern standards, these should reflect the scale and design of the existing property. This policy does not apply to dwellings which are derelict and incapable of occupation without substantial renovation, if they are located in the Enniskillen Green Belt, the Countryside Policy Areas, or if they require access onto a Protected Route.