Residents object to planned retail and leisure complex

RESIDENTS in the Dublin Road area of Enniskillen have objected to a plans for a major new development that will include houses, flats, food outlets and car parking.
The proposed development compromises 18 houses, a four-storey block of 21 apartments, and 30 carparking spaces. It also includes plans for a restaurant, possibly a drive-through. Most of the development will be adjacent to Dolan’s filling station and Centra shop, while the apartment block will be across on the other side of the busy Dublin Road.
A public exhibition took place last September in the Westville Hotel, to consult with local residents, and a large crowd attended the event.
Following a consultation process a total of 19 objects were lodged against the proposed plans. The majority of those who objected, whose names and addresses are a matter of public record, are from the Lower Celtic Park and Dublin Road areas. One was anonymous, a couple were from elsewhere in Enniskillen, and one was from England. MLA Rosemary Barton also objected to the plans.
Speaking to the Herald back in September, a spokesman for Clarman Architects and Planners, who are working on behalf of local developers, said there had been “mixed opinions” at the public consultation event, but many had been happy to hears plans to use the currently unoccupied land in the town.
No date has yet been given on when the application will be decided on.

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