The Cashel is where it all comes together. The perfect work-life balance, young families and older generations, cutting-edge technology and respect for the natural world. Meander your way slowly around the quirky collection of home styles and cannily plotted avenues, which gives a real sense of village living. Belonging: friendship: convenience: you’ll find them all here. Wide open, green spaces are perfect for a friendly kick-about, a quiet picnic or home to seasonal festivals and fetes.


On the 27th Janauray 2021, 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.  

By way of a brief background, the subject site comprises lands within the Residential Zoning ‘H2-Buncrana Road West’ identified within the Derry Area Plan (2011). Following the grant of Outline Planning Permission on these lands in November 2018 (Ref: A/2006/0441/O), this initial Reserved Matters submission involves the development 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.

Site outline is for illustration only and should not be construed as an accurate representation of the legal boundaries.

Significant Investment

The reserved matters application 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.

You can provide feedback during the consultation by accessing our comment form by scrolling down or by sending comments by email to or by post to Gray’s, Catalyst Inc, Derry, N.Ireland, BT48 4TG. You can call us on 02871867795

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

Site Location

Overall investment of £450M which will regenerate Derry with over 3,000 new homes

Reserved Matters Phase 1

Initial £100million investment creating 800 social, affordable and private homes


You can click here to view The Cashel pre application proposals by selecting each image to enlarge or download all the images in the full PDF below

CGIs are for illustration only

Further Information

Reserved Matters application:
You can contact the planning department at Derry City & Strabane District Council directly at or the main office at 📞028 71 253253.

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


📞: 028 7186 7795

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