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Applicants told team up and stump up €10k

Rural road has to be upgraded privately before planning permission can be considered TWO East Clare one-off housing applicants have been advised they must unite and pay €10,000 in total for the upgrading of a rural road. In a letter to a planner, senior executive engineer, Niamh Madden stated the road needs to be upgraded from the last existing house to the entrances of the two sites for Anthony Guilfoyle and Patrick Treacy’s planning applications. Ms Madden estimated it will cost each applicant €5,000 apiece to get this road reconstructed privately. She stated they must get agreement via a road opening licence before they commence any works on the public road. While they are entitled to apply for a Community Involvement Scheme, there is a four-year backlog currently. However, planning permission granted to Anthony and Rachael Guilfoyle, Tuamgraney, for the construction of a dwelling house, domestic garage, new wastewater treatment system and associated site works at Lecarrow Lower, Feakle, is …

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Minister Pat Breen

€1,056,700 extra funding for Clare roads

Additional funding of €1,056,700 has been allocated for the maintenance and strengthening of local road network in Clare. Twenty per cent of the funding can be used for Community Involvement Schemes (CIS) whereby an individual, or a group of people, with the consent of the road authority, can carry out maintenance and improvement works on local roads. This allows community participation, either in money or through the provision of road-machinery, excavators, road building material or labour in having lightly trafficked roads maintained to a good standard. Ten per cent can be invested in Local Improvement Schemes (LIS) – roads and laneways that have not been taken in charge by the council, the maintenance and improvement of which is a matter for the relevant landowner. In addition, approval can be sought from this extra allocation to fund urgent road safety projects which local authorities wish to progress this year. Deputy Pat Breen said the additional funding will ensure that Clare County …

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More Money for Clare Roads

LOCAL authorities in Clare will receive a further financial allocation under the Community Involvement Scheme which will pave the way for works on the county’s regional and local road network. Environment Minister Leo Varadkar confirmed in the Dáil that he is allocating an additional €4.5 million to the CIS, on top of the €2.3 million previously allocated in 2013. Clare Fine Gael Senator Tony Mulcahy has welcomed the additional funding. “I am delighted that Clare roads are to receive funding from the Community Involvement Scheme (CIS) again this year. CIS funding totalling €550,000 allowed for 26 road works projects in Clare in 2013 covering over 17 kilometres of road. This was the third highest number of completed projects in the country. “This scheme was designed to fund works on local roads which would usually only be considered for funding towards the end of a council’s road programme, after more heavily trafficked routes had been worked on. ”It is crucial that …

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