Friday, 19 February 2021

Last month, the Braidwater Group submitted a reserved matters application for phase 1 of The Cashel, a new development on land to the west of the Buncrana Road.  

The initial phase 1 planning application consists of 793 houses and also envisages the ‘part delivery’ of a high street to include a retail store, cafe/restaurant, retail units, office units, live/work units, gym and a community centre.

This follows a pre application community consultation which took place towards the end of 2020 shortly after the Braidwater Group revealed overall plans for an investment of £450m in The Cashel.

The 100 hectare (c.250 acres) site, which is located at lands west of Buncrana Road between Whitehouse Road and Benview Estate in Coshquin, is expected to deliver over 3,000 new social, affordable, and private homes, and create a new urban village. This project represents one of the most significant investments in the north-west in recent years adding a net increase in the number of households in the city by around 8% over the life of the project.

Vincent Bradley, development director of The Braidwater Group, said:

‘’We are delighted to submit the reserved matters application for phase 1 of The Cashel. This 800 Home project represents one of the most significant investments in the north-west in recent years with an initial investment of over £100m to deliver much needed social, private and affordable homes.

“At any one time approximately 250 construction jobs and apprenticeships will be created, with the economic impact set to positively benefit suppliers in the area.

“We are working closely with Derry City & Strabane District Council to bring this application to a conclusion at a planning committee towards the end of 2021. Works are anticipated to commence on site early 2022. ’’

The Cashel and Sustainability

Sustainability will be key to the project with a high street and central park at the heart of the scheme providing a hub for new residents. The plans will also deliver new community buildings, schools, retail and convenience facilities within the development. With the ‘North-West Greenway’ passing near the proposed site, linking Derry-Londonderry with Buncrana, there will be cycle routes incorporated into the plans to help provide a safe space for cyclists. The development will also aim to be carbon neutral and to help facilitate this there will be extensive tree planting and biodiversity measures as part of the project. 

Further information

Our project team is available Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm to discuss the proposals or respond to any queries you may have:


Tel: 028 9026 7099.