A recent public information event heard that if approved, new ‘Hangar Homes’ at Enniskillen Airport could become the first in the UK and Ireland.

A pre-application community consultation event was held last week in Enniskillen Airport Diner, where residents heard from Peter Day of Hangar Homes Ltd about his vision for the airport.

A hangar home is a residence that includes a hangar attached or integrated into the house, where the owner is able to park their privately owned aircraft. 

Impartial Reporter: Members of the public attend the community consultation event


The potential project which Hangar Homes Ltd was seeking feedback on at the community consultation event is for the development of 10 self-catering aviation hangar homes with associated private club house, access roads and car parking.

On the company's website, Hangar Homes Ltd stated that: “Should planning permission be granted for this development, then building could start in 2024 for occupation in 2025.”

Mr. Day told those gathered that Hangar Homes could “safeguard General Aviation (GA) Airports [such as Enniskillen Airport] and make them more sustainable".

He noted that “without GA Airports there is no Aviation Industry in the UK” and that GA is worth over £3.7 billion to the UK Economy.

It was noted that the site will be adjacent to the airport.

Exploring the benefits Mr. Day told those gathered that the Clubhouse will provide “the best facilities for GA in the UK”, and said that these unique holiday homes will draw “more tourists to the area and they will also bring more economic activity to the area".

He said it would bring a profile to the airport and indeed Enniskillen.

He also added that the project could make the airfield at Enniskillen Airport “more sustainable” and maintained it would attract more visitors due to the Aeroclub and said that “owners and guests would boost the local economy”.

Those who attended the pre-application consultation event were shown site plans and floor plans for the hangar homes as well as the clubhouse.

Computer-generated images of what the development could look like as well as how the hanger homes would look from the airfield were also on display.

Mr. Day told those gathered that Mr. Alan Cathcart, Airport Manager had voiced his support for the concept.

It is understood that a formal planning application is expected to be submitted later in the summer and will take on board any comments that have come as a result of the community consultation event.