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Fermanagh Area Plan 2007
Proposals: Enniskillen Industry

Enniskillen is the main industrial centre in Fermanagh. The Industrial Development Board has developed two large industrial estates at Killyhevlin and Lackaghboy. The former site is now substantially full while the Lackaghboy estate after a slow start is now beginning to fill rapidly. Other substantial industrial concerns in the town include Kent Plastics (UK) Limited, Desmond & Sons Limited and Unipork.
As the business and commercial centre of Fermanagh, Enniskillen also contains the greatest concentration of mixed business or "quasi-industrial" uses. Many of these uses are currently located in or close to the town centre, such as the units at Derrychara with smaller clusters located throughout the town. To meet industrial land needs over the Plan period 56.4 hectares have been zoned in Enniskillen in close consultation with the Industrial Development Board to meet their specific requirements. A number of smaller sites comprising 18.3 hectares of land in total have also been identified for mixed business purposes to provide opportunities in the private sector for industrial or "quasiindustrial" forms of development. It is recognised that several of these sites may have poor ground conditions. Despite this and having regard to the general constraints which exist in identifying suitable lands for new development, the Department considers any potential problems can be reasonably overcome as has been the case elsewhere within the town. In addition two Policy Areas have been identified within the town centre where opportunities for mixed business use exist. (See Plan Policy TC 18).There may also be scope on some white land areas for small scale industrial or mixed business development proposals provided these are compatible with surrounding land uses and subject to normal planning and environmental considerations.
In addition, industrial and commercial properties currently vacant or vacated during the Plan period will provide opportunities for re-use and proposals for such development will be assessed on their merits.
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