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03 Jul 2022

Kilkenny councillors seek additional funding to clear decade-long lane upgrade backlog

Kilkenny councillors seek additional funding to clear decade-long lane upgrade backlog

Councillors in the Castlecomer Municipal District area have called for more funding to improve the condition of the many laneways in the area.

A recent district meeting heard how, compared to other districts, there is a huge backlog of laneways awaiting improvement works.

“The Castlecomer Municipal District has per capita an incredibly large number of laneways compared to other districts, not only across Kilkenny, but nationally,” said District Chair Cllr. Pat Fitzpatrick.

“It is unaccaptable that laneways that were flagged for improvement works a decade ago still haven’t been progressed in some cases.”

Councillors passed a motion to write to Government seeking additional Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) funding to address the issue.

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