Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Ceisteanna (228)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

228. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the number of projects approved under the local improvement scheme in 2018 and to date in 2019, by county in tabular form; the number of projects that were not approved by county in each year; the reason for refusal; and if there is an appeal mechanism in place to appeal refusal decisions. [50653/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

The Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) is funded by my Department and administered through the Local Authorities. The number and location of road projects to benefit from improvement works is a matter for the relevant Local Authority.

The following table outlines the number of LIS road projects approved by the Local Authorities, by county, in 2018 and 2019.

My Department does not hold records of projects that have not been approved at Local Authority level, and any queries or appeals in respect of such projects are a matter for the relevant Local Authority.

Table 1: LIS 2018 and 2019 - Number of Roads Approved

Local Authority

Number of Roads Approved in 2018

Number of Roads Approved in 2019

Carlow

28

14

Cavan

11

4

Clare

30

12

Cork

61

20

Donegal

106

34

Galway

66

37

Kerry

58

26

Kildare

12

8

Kilkenny

15

12

Laois

19

6

Leitrim

21

10

Limerick

21

13

Longford

25

15

Louth

5

7

Mayo

139

73

Meath

21

12

Monaghan

31

10

Offaly

31

11

Roscommon

92

21

Sligo

22

7

Tipperary

25

21

Waterford

19

4

Westmeath

22

12

Wexford

17

11

Wicklow

15

11

TOTAL

912

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