Local Improvement Scheme

Roscommon County Council are currently not accepting applications for the Local Improvement Scheme.  Once the scheme is made available again, it will be advertised on our website and through local media.

The Department of Rural and Community Development provided funding for Local Improvement Schemes (LIS) in 2018 and 2019 for the improvement of local non-public roads. No allocation has been provided to date for 2020.  A number of applications previously submitted are on a waiting list for funding. 

LIS guidelines specify the local contribution from the landowners / local residents of between 10% and 20% of the overall cost due before work commences. Roscommon County Council will ensure as far as practicable that priority is given to projects most requiring attention in the county as a whole.

Eligible Roads

  • Non-public roads leading to community amenities such as graveyards.
  • Non-public roads providing access to parcels of land or access for harvesting purposes (including turf) for two or more persons.
  • The road must be open to the public and serve two or more landholders. 

Non Eligible Roads

  • Roads serving only houses or buildings occupied or used by persons not engaged in agriculture.
  • Roads leading to commercial enterprises.
  • Roads requiring drainage only or fencing only works.