Funding has been restored for Local Improvement Schemes, better known as LIS schemes.
It’s something councillors throughout the north west have been calling for for some time.
LIS schemes provide funding for private roads on which a number of people live or on which there are a number of users, such as farmers accessing land.
They may also be non-public roads leading to community amenities such as graveyards, beaches, piers, mountains, or those used by two or more people for purposes such as harvesting crops or fuel.
County councils now have until September 14th to submit proposals to the Department of Rural and Community Development, outlining which of them can be done in the current year.
The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Fianna Fail Cllr Seamus Kilgannon says he’s delighted the government is recognising the importance of these schemes: