Local Improvement Schemes
In the current year the Department of Transport has made no allocation to allow schemes under this heading to progress.
This Scheme allows work to be undertaken on non-public roads catering mainly for access to land holdings and farm residencies.
- Local Improvement Schemes relate to assistance by Local Authorities towards the construction or improvement of non public roads.
- Projects, which provide access to parcels of land of which at least two are owned or occupied by different persons, engaged in separate agricultural activities.
- Projects, which provide access for harvesting purposes (including non-commercial turf harvesting) for two or more persons.
- Projects relating to roads which, in the opinion of the County Council shall be used by the public, e.g., to beach, green or common area.
- In addition, the guidelines make provision for the Council to exercise discretion where there are special circumstances, e.g., hardship, elderly or disabled occupants.
The following projects DO NOT COMPLY with the conditions of the Scheme:
- Roads serving only houses or buildings occupied or used by persons not engaged in agriculture.
- Roads serving only Council cottages, i.e. non-vested cottages.
- Roads or drains on bogs being developed commercially for large scale turf production for sale.
- Drainage only works.
The road will not be taken in charge by the Council.
How to Apply
- Local Improvement Scheme Application Form