DfC Revitalisation Enniskillen – Shop Front Improvement Schemes 2022

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The Department for Communities, in partnership with Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, are proposing a revitalisation project in Enniskillen which includes properties in: Church Street, High Street, Townhall Street, Eden Street, Water Street, Market Street, Middleton Street, the Diamond, East Bridge Street, East Bridge Place, Paget Square, Darling Street, Belmore Street, Wesley Street, Queen Elizabeth Road and Anne Street.

The project comprises of a shop front improvement Scheme with projects to be completed by 31 March 2023. 

The purpose of the scheme is to help increase trade, improve the appearance of the area, and attract visitors and shoppers. The area to be improved is illustrated on the attached map.

The overall aims of the improvements are to contribute to the revitalisation of the area through improvements such as:

  • Improvement to Shop Fronts
  • Power washing and Painting Schemes
  • Enhanced Signage, Rainwater Goods

It aims to encourage owners of commercial premises to invest in their buildings, enhance the aesthetics of the town centre, attract tenants, reduce vacancy and create local employment.

Please note most of the streets eligible for the Revitalisation Scheme are located within Enniskillen Conservation Area. A Conservation Area seeks to conserve and enhance the town’s architectural and historic character and preserve the individual buildings and group of buildings on which that character depends by encouraging sensitive development which respects its ethos without necessarily replicating the past.

Each application to the Revitalisation Scheme will be assessed to ascertain the need to apply for planning permission. The Council would recommend early engagement with Planning Department as an application is likely to take at least 6 weeks to process.

Proposals such as repainting a shop front are unlikely to require permission. Larger proposals such as replacement signage are likely to require permission. Tile surrounds and bright metal frames on shop fronts and internally illuminated fascia signs will not normally be permitted as per Conservation Area Design Guide.

The Enniskillen Conservation Area Design Guide can be accessed at www.infrastructure-ni.gov.uk. A member of the Planning Department will be happy to assist you or your agent at 0300 303 1777 ext 20934 Mon – Thurs or  0300 303 1777 ext 20911 on Fridays.


If you are a premises owner on any of the streets listed above, and have not already completed a survey we would ask that you take 5 minutes to complete the survey which can be found at the link below:


How to Apply:

Please note: UPDATE 06.12.22 – For works up to the value of £4999 only 2 quotes for each piece of work are required. See the link to the application form at the bottom of this webpage.

Download the application form and guidance information from the section at the bottom of this webpage.

Return application forms to urbanregeneration@fermanaghomagh.com or to Townhall, 2 Townhall Street, Enniskillen, Fermanagh BT74 7BA or to County Buildings, 16 East Bridge St, Enniskillen, BT74 7BW

By 12.00 noon on Wednesday 21 December 2022. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Public Meeting

A Public Meeting was held in the Townhall, Enniskillen on Tuesday 29 November 2022.

Further information can be acquired by contacting a member of the Urban Regeneration Team at urbanregeneration@fermanaghomagh.com or telephone 0300 303 1777. 



File Type Size Date
DfC Revitalisation Scheme Application Form Enniskillen doc 804 KB 6th December 2022
DfC Revitalisation Scheme Shop Front Improvement Presentation 29.11.22 pdf 2 MB 30th November 2022