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Important Notice for All Clubs in Fermanagh and Omagh DC Areas

By Gerard Wed 5th Jun

In behalf of Tyrone GAA, we want to bring to your attention an initiative being undertaken by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in relation to planning. The following is taken directly from the FODC website :

Why is the Council undertaking a Call for Sites?

The call for sites exercise is a process which the Council is undertaking to give the public an early opportunity to get involved in the LPP process. The call for sites process will assist the Council in sourcing a long list of potential sites for various land uses for further assessment and consideration during the LPP process.  Landowners, property developers and other interested parties can submit and promote their sites to the Council during the call for sites.

The Regional Development Strategy 2030 through policy RG1 aims to ensure an adequate supply of land is available to facilitate sustainable economic growth. In line with this the Council needs to ensure that sufficient zoned land exists to meet our needs during and beyond the Plan period (2030).

The Strategic Planning Policy Statement for Northern Ireland states that the Local Policies Plan will bring forward local site-specific designations (e.g., zonings and policy areas), associated policy criteria and key site requirements consistent with the Plan Strategy.

Which sites to submit?

The Council invites submissions for a range of land uses, including;

  • Residential,
  • Industry,
  • Business,
  • Storage & Distribution,
  • Mixed Use

The PS advises that within the main and local towns the Council, as part of the LPP, will identify and zone Phase 1 sites to meet any remaining housing need over the plan period (2030) and Phase 2 Sites will also be identified and zoned for allocation beyond the plan period (i.e.after 2030).

Policy SP03 also advises that within the Villages and Small Settlements, Housing Policy Areas (HPAs) may be identified in the LPP.

Policy SP04 indicates that sites will be zoned for industry and business in the main and local towns.

For the purposes of this exercise, industry and business uses refer to those currently defined in Part B ‘Industrial and Business Uses’ of the Planning (Use Classes) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015.

“Business” includes Class B1 offices, call centres, and research and development.

“Industry” includes Class B2 light industrial, Class B3 general industrial, and Class B4 storage and distribution uses.

It is important to consider the above matters before making your submission.

For more information, download the Call for Sites overview below.

Any further questions?

Contact the Local Development Plan Team by email at or by Phone: 0300 303 1777

Tyrone GAA are firstly bringing this to your attention as the deadline for submissions runs out on Thursday 13th June 2024. 

Please find an example of communication sent out by the An Charraig Mhór Naomh Colmcille and Éire Óg CLG for guidance purposes only. Click Here for examples

All clubs in FODC area are being encouraged to highlight this to your members as we know that getting planning permission can be challenging.

Please find links to the relevant FODC information.

We hope that other councils will carry out a similar initiative that you can contribute to.

If you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

By Gerard Wed 5th Jun

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