Deering Welcomes Reinstatment of Local Improvement Scheme

23rd January, 2013

23.01.2013

Carlow Fine Gael TD, Pat Deering has confirmed that the Local Improvement Scheme will be reinstated for 2013. Under the new arrangements local authorities may use up to 7% of their Discretionary Grant towards local improvement schemes should they wish to do so.  The local contribution for these schemes has been increased to 20% of the total cost of the project.

 “This is a positive development. Local Improvement Scheme funding can be used for upgrading and repairing private lanes. There are a lot of private lanes in Carlow and where as this won’t be enough to carry out the necessary repairs to them all it will however enable a lot of work to be done” Deputy Deering said.

Contact : Pat Deering 087 9470736.