New Year and New Ambitions for Omagh and Enniskillen  

17th January 2022

January 2022 will see Fermanagh and Omagh District Council launch a new Place Shaping initiative for Omagh and its surrounding communities with work on the development of a similar plan for Enniskillen and its environs to follow shortly.  

The ’Omagh Place Plan’, once completed, will set out an ambitious but achievable roadmap to guide the strategies, activities and investment decisions of the Council and key partners over the next 10 -20 years. The plan will see the Council set out a new long-term vision for Omagh and how the town will be positioned to recover from the impacts of the pandemic and to promote and support opportunities to ensure the wellbeing and success of the local economy and communities. The outcome of the work over the next six months will be a blueprint for the town as an inclusive, sustainable and resilient place that is the best it can be for everyone.  

The development of the Omagh Place Plan is being supported by KPMG Future Analytics and overseen by a multi-partner Steering Group and will include significant public engagement to help shape options over the coming few months.   

Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Errol Thompson said: “the Council is committed to working in partnership with other stakeholders to make the district a great place in which to live, work, visit and invest. The Place Plans for both Omagh and Enniskillen are an exciting, ambitious and innovative approach that will clearly set out our vision for the future success of our two key towns. This is a great opportunity for our residents, businesses, and partners to have real influence and jointly shape ideas and I look forward to seeing the outcomes of this collaborative work.”   

Draft proposals on the Omagh Place Plan are expected in early summer for further public consultation, before the plan is considered by the Council and partners for formal adoption.  Work will commence on the Enniskillen Place Plan in Spring 2022. 

If you have further queries or would like to participate with future public consultations, please email: community.planning@fermanaghomagh.com