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Fermanagh Area Plan 2007
Introduction: Key Objectives

The key objectives of the Plan are:
  • To promote the sustainable development of Fermanagh and generate economic benefit while maintaining its natural assets and man-made heritage for the enjoyment of future generations.
  • To facilitate choice within the existing pattern of development in Fermanagh with Enniskillen as the principal town and the remaining population distributed throughout towns, villages, dispersed rural communities and the countryside.
  • To enhance economic development opportunities in Fermanagh and encourage rural regeneration.
  • To protect and where possible enhance Fermanagh's landscapes, wildlife and sites of nature conservation interest.
  • To protect and where possible enhance the high quality environment of Fermanagh's loughs and rivers while developing the economic potential of Lough Erne in an environmentally sensitive manner.
  • To protect and where possible enhance features of the historic landscape and man-made heritage of Fermanagh.
  • To improve the quality of built development in Fermanagh and the appearance of existing settlements having regard to their individual character.
  • To ensure that the requirements of people with disabilities or special needs are taken into account in the consideration of proposals for development.
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