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Westmeath Local Improvement Schemes 2018

Local Improvement Schemes 2018

Westmeath County Council intends to implement a Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) in 2018, subject to;

  •  Provision of funding by Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD)
  •  the level of demand, and
  •  the level of resources available

Type of works

A Local Improvement Scheme is a scheme for carrying out improvement works on private/non-public roads.

The proposed works must be necessary and not simply maintenance of the kind that applicants could do themselves.

Local Contribution

The local contribution is an integral part of the Local Improvements Scheme. The contribution shall be 10% for eligible roads with up to and including 5 residents and 15% for those with 6 or more residents.

Applications may be submitted in respect to roads that lead to important community amenities such as graveyards, beaches, piers or other tourist/heritage sites where the contribution is provided by the LA itself.

These roads may not take up more than 25% of the value of the overall request.

Free labour or materials are not acceptable as part of the contribution by local residents but may be included as part of the LA contribution where amenity type roads are being included. 

Eligible Roads

Eligible roads are non-public roads, often leading to houses and important community amenities such as graveyards, beaches, piers, mountains, etc. or other non-public roads that provide access to parcels of land, or provide access for harvesting purposes (including turf or seaweed) for two or more persons.

There must be more than 1 landholder on an LIS road and the road must be open to the public.

Non Eligible Roads

  • Roads serving only houses or buildings occupied or used by persons not engaged in Agriculture, and
  • Roads leading to commercial enterprises.

Non eligible activities

  • minor proposals which are within the competence of the applicants to carry out themselves,
  • uneconomic projects that are very small.

Applications are now invited from interested parties for LIS 2018 for eligible roads.

The closing date for applications is the 31st of March 2018.

Application Forms including full terms and conditions: Local Improvement Scheme Application Form 2018

Completed forms should be returned by post to the Transportation Section, Westmeath County Council, County Buildings, Mullingar, County Westmeath.

Or, you can email it to us at: info@westmeathcoco.ie with the subject title Local Improvement Scheme Application

Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 02/02/2018