South County Dublin launches in­ter­ac­tive ser­vice for home buy­ers in the area

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - Property The Market -

With 40,000 new homes sched­uled for de­vel­op­ment in South County Dublin in the com­ing years, South Dublin County Coun­cil showed good fore­sight this week with the launch of a new walk-in cen­tre and web­site where po­ten­tial home buy­ers can gather in­for­ma­tion about hous­ing and plan­ning in the area.

MyDoorStep is a free ser­vice that pulls to­gether and maps cur­rent and planned hous­ing de­vel­op­ments in south Co Dublin in a ded­i­cated ser­vice cen­tre at County Hall. Cit­i­zens can drop in and search the lay­ered dig­i­tal plat­form for ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion on child­care, ed­u­ca­tion, health, re­cre­ation, re­tail and sport­ing fa­cil­i­ties around the county.

More con­ve­niently, the dig­i­tal ser­vice, which cov­ers ar­eas in­clud­ing Clon­dalkin, Tal­laght, Rath­farn­ham, Ci­ty­west, Rath­coole, Tem­pleogue and Lu­can, is avail­able on­line via the web­site mydoorstep.ie.

The idea is to elim­i­nate the mul­ti­ple ser­vices a prospec­tive buyer would have to ac­cess when plan­ning to buy in an area. The in­ter­ac­tive maps on the web­site of­fer valu­able in­for­ma­tion for any­one look­ing in the area.

The coun­cil says users will be “guided through the por­tal by knowl­edge­able coun­cil staff from its land use, plan­ning and trans­porta­tion de­part­ment”.

Speak­ing at the launch, chief ex­ec­u­tive of South Dublin County Coun­cil, Daniel McLough­lin, said: “It is es­sen­tial that the life­time de­ci­sion of pur­chas­ing a home is well-in­formed and thought-through. South Dublin County Coun­cil’s aim as a hous­ing author­ity in wel­com­ing peo­ple to the county is to make that process of in­for­ma­tion gath­er­ing as un­com­pli­cated as pos­si­ble.”

Hope­fully a roll­out to other lo­cal au­thor­i­ties will fol­low.

MyDoorStep is a free ser­vice that pulls to­gether and maps cur­rent and planned hous­ing de­vel­op­ments in South Dublin County in a ded­i­cated ser­vice cen­tre at County Hall.

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