Land Development Agency and Galway City Council seek public views on plans to deliver over 200 homes

  • Proposed Corrib Causeway development will create new public amenities
  • Planning application expected later this year
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The Land Development Agency (LDA) and Galway City Council (GCC) are seeking the public’s views on plans to deliver over 200 homes at a development site on Dyke Road on the edge of Galway’s city centre.

In partnership with the City Council, the LDA has launched a vision document for the project containing proposals for a new mixed-use development, which will be located to the northeast of the city centre within easy walking distance of Eyre Square and the Headford Road area.

The Dyke Road site forms part of a strategic brownfield landbank, which is owned by Galway City Council and has been identified for comprehensive redevelopment. The landbank extends to 1.78 hectares, and the vision document outlines proposals for a development over three phases. Planning permission for phase 1 is likely to be sought later this year.

The proposed development has been given the working title of ‘Corrib Causeway’ and includes a vision for affordable and social high-quality apartments, as well as commercial, civic and cultural amenities. It details how the new neighbourhood will unlock and transform a previously underutilised site, creating a new community next to the River Corrib and a new link to existing homes and businesses in the surrounding area.

A website detailing the Corrib Causeway vision has been launched today and the LDA and Galway City Council are inviting the public, locals, businesses and other stakeholders such as community and cultural groups to contribute to the design process by offering their views on the proposals. A series of engagements and meetings will be held in the coming months to inform the masterplan before the project moves to the final design and planning phase.

The LDA is seeking to deliver the new development in a way that conserves and enhances the surrounding riverside. The vision document aspires to celebrate the River Corrib’s natural environment and identity while connecting the area to the city. It includes proposals for a network of pedestrian, jogging and bicycle paths as well as green spaces to open up the area and provide new and improved transport connections to surrounding amenities including Terryland Forest Park and Galway Shopping Centre. A new landscaped promenade is envisaged along Dyke Road, leading to a public plaza.
The proposals envisage a sustainable and resilient development that is capable of integrating a diversity of housing typologies, social spaces and workplaces to create an inclusive neighbourhood, for all ages.

Full details can be found on the Corrib Causeway website and interested parties can send their feedback to the LDA at

The Corrib Causeway is one of a number of affordable housing developments being developed for Galway by the LDA. The Agency is advancing plans to deliver over 250 apartments at a site in Galway Habour while it is also working on plans to transform land surrounding Galway’s Sandy Road into a new urban quarter involving up to 750 mixed tenure homes including social and affordable units.

John Coleman, Chief Executive of the Land Development Agency said:
This is a very exciting and ambitious vision for the Corrib Causeway, which will transform an underutilised prime city site into a sustainable, residential-led new community. Galway is a vibrant and energetic city, and this plan aims to weave the city’s rich history and culture into the fabric of a future-focussed development.

“We are delighted to partner with Galway City Council on this project and are encouraging all interested parties and stakeholders to review the vision document and provide their feedback and observations. We want to hear the views and insights of the public, particularly local people, businesses and community groups. Consultation is a crucial process for the LDA as it allows us to design and develop well-connected communities that deliver for everyone.”

Patricia Philbin, Interim Chief Executive of Galway City Council, added:
“Today’s launch of the Corrib Causeway vision marks an important next step in the regeneration of our proud city. This document builds on the policies set out in the Galway City Development Plan 2023-29 and provides a template to deliver a new sustainable urban community, anchored by the natural environment which surrounds it.

“I would like to encourage local residents and community groups to examine the vision document and participate in the consultation process so that together we can unlock the full potential of this strategic regeneration site”.

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