Sunday 19 May 2024
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€2.8m for Improvement Works on Non-Public Rural Roads and laneways in Cork County

€2.8m for Improvement Works on Non-Public Rural Roads and laneways in Cork County

A funding allocation of over €2.8m for repairs and improvement works on non-public rural roads and laneways under the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) will contribute to development of rural communities in Cork County, North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea has said.

 

Cllr. O’Shea said, “This allocation of for Cork County is a game-changer for our rural communities. It signifies a profound commitment to enhancing road access to homes and farms, which is fundamental for the daily lives of our residents. The scheme, particularly beneficial to our rural and agricultural communities, ensures that everyone in Cork County can access their properties on well-maintained roads. I am particularly pleased with the adjustment to the LIS criteria, where now only one herd number is required for a valid application, a change from the previous requirement of two. This amendment will substantially increase the number of eligible families and farms, facilitating broader access to this crucial funding. This responsive adjustment, made after listening to feedback from us, the local representatives, reflects Fine Gael’s adaptive approach to meeting rural development needs”.

 

Cllr. O’Shea added “Furthermore, the extension allowing local authorities to utilise their funding allocation across both 2024 and 2025 provides the necessary flexibility to schedule works during favourable weather conditions, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness in improving our rural infrastructure. I encourage all eligible residents in Cork County to engage with Cork County Council to benefit from this opportunity. This investment not only supports our current needs but also lays down a robust foundation for the future prosperity and accessibility of Cork”.