Parts of the Coshquin and Whitehouse Roads in Derry will be closed permanently from next Monday to facilitate development works at The Cashel site, formerly referred to as the ‘H2’ lands. 

Works for the new local area road network at The Cashel are ongoing.

The overall vision for The Cashel is to create a fresh urban community, featuring over 2,000 new homes, a school, communal amenities, an interconnected system of green areas, retail establishments, and convenient services, all-encompassing a vibrant high street and central park. The first phase of the project received planning permission from Derry City and Strabane District Council in December 2022. 

To facilitate the construction of essential infrastructure, including a new road vital for the project’s progression, sections of Coshquin and Whitehouse Road will be permanently closed. The Braidwater Group has ensured that local access for residents between Coshquin Road and Benview Estate will remain unaffected. Commuters are advised to use the alternative route via Buncrana Road, Maple Road, and Groarty Road during the works.

Ryan Boyle, Chief Operating Officer of the Braidwater Group, explained the need for the upcoming closure: “This road closure and abandonment will allow our team to develop a new road which will help facilitate the wider vision for The Cashel. 

“Residents in the vicinity have been heavily engaged with over the last number of months through our communications team and we thank our site neighbours sincerely for their patience and understanding during these works.”  

Directional signage will be in place to advise commuters on appropriate diversions where necessary.