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Plans for 50 new houses in Lisnaskea get the go-ahead

LISNASKEA will soon be getting over 50 new houses after a major development was given the green light.
The development, on the Gola Road beside Carrowshee Park, will consist of six detached house and 48 semi-detached houses, with generous gardens and open spaces.
Local developer Lynden Keys of Newpark Homes is behind the plans, which have been well received in a town where there is an ever-increasing demand for family homes.
At the June meeting of the Council’s planning committee planners said the plans were for “a quality residential development” made up of a good mix of “well designed modern homes.”
Planners recommended approving the application, which councillors agreed to.
The development will be on land not currently zoned, some of which is being used for farming.
Planners were keen to stress it would not harm the “visually important setting” of the historic old rectory nearby, a listed building including mature trees.
The heritage of the area will also be preserved through the Attybarron Drain, which traverses the site and will be retained as a feature in an open space in the park.
Meanwhile, the Historic Monuments division from the Department of Communities has considered if the development will have an impact on a nearby standing stone. Planners said the division was “content subject to archaeological mitigation” being included as a planning condition.
Speaking to the Herald earlier this year when plans were first submitted, Lisnaskea locals welcomed the possibility of a new development, with many pointing out there was a shortage of housing in the town.

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