This scheme relates to private roads only.
Eligible projects are those which provide access to parcels of land of which at least two are owned or occupied by different persons engaged in separate agricultural activities, or provides access for harvesting purposes (including turf or seaweed) for two or more persons or shall in the opinion of the county council be used by the public.
The following projects do not comply with the conditions of the Scheme:-
- a) roads serving only houses or buildings occupied or used by persons not engaged in agriculture.
- b) roads serving only Local Authority cottages, i.e. non-vested cottages.
- c) roads or drains on bogs being developed commercially for large scale turf production for sale.
- d) drainage only works
- e) A road leading to commercial enterprises.
The scale of residents’ contribution ranges from 10% to 15%. There is a cap of €1,200 on the amount that any individual householder or landowner will be asked to contribute towards the cost of repairs.
The work must be for the joint benefit of two or more adjoining farms, and the benefit to be derived must be reasonably commensurate with the cost.