A Leitrim Councillor is calling for changes to be made to the Local Improvement Scheme to help those with changing medical needs.
In 2023, the rating system for the LIS changed to a points based system, with scores affected by a range of issues including the land owners medical needs.
Brendan Barry is calling on Leitrim County Council to amend the conditions of the LIS to allow medical letters signed by HSE employees or medical consultants to be added to files.
The Sinn Fein Councillor believes that those with changing medical circumstances should not be bound by their previous application.
Speaking to Shannonside FM News. Councillor Barry says the lanes should be made safe for health workers, ambulances and home help attending the property:
'The council is only accepting medical letters that were submitted before the scheme closed to applications.
It's going to take eight or nine years to get through the lists possibly so I'm calling on the Council to allow letters to be submitted once a year for people who have medical conditions.
To try and get those lanes prioritized for getting home help, or doctors or different people in and out the lane to these people.
We can't just prioritise one group who happen to be ill before the close of applications, we need to be flexible and help people who have medical conditions.'