The Region of Durham is considering a Regionally-initiated application to amend the Regional Official Plan to implement policies that support transit-oriented development within Protected Major Transit Station Areas across Durham Region.
The proposed amendment provides land use policies and delineation areas where there policies would apply, for "Protected Major Transit Station Areas" generally surrounding the existing Pickering, Ajax and Whitby GO Transit Stations, and the proposed station locations at Thornton's Corners (Oshawa), Central Oshawa (Ritson), Courtice and Bowmanville along the GO East Extension.
Once adopted by Regional Council, the amendment will be submitted to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing for approval under Section 16(6) of the Planning Act, RSO 1990.
Please review the early release report Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment - Policies and Delineations for Protected Major Transit Station Areas (ROPA 2021-003) released Friday, July 30.
In addition, you are invited to participate in the following virtual events:
Public Open House - August 24, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The purposed of the Public Open House is to deliver a staff presentation and provide the public with the opportunity to ask questions, and to discuss the proposed Amendment and provide comments and information to staff.
To register for the Public Open House, please click here to complete the registration form. Upon registration, you will receive an email with further information.
Statutory Public Meeting - September 7, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.
The purpose of the Public Meeting is to provide interested parties with the opportunity to provide Durham's Planning & Economic Development Committee comments and provide additional information relative to the amendment.
Any person may view the Statutory Public Meeting via live streaming and make submissions concerning the proposed Amendment.
Click here to view the live stream.
Written Submissions: submit your written correspondence and questions to email@example.com by 12:00 PM on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 quoting the file number. Comments will be considered by Council prior to a decision on the matter.
Delegations: If you wish to make a delegation before Committee, please submit your request in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 PM, on Monday, September 6, 2021. Members of the public who register in advance of the meeting will be provided with the details to delegate electronically.
If in person attendance is required, arrangements must be made by emailing email@example.com prior to the meeting date to discuss the accommodation.
Comments or questions? An information report outlining the details of the proposed official plan amendment and about your appeal rights may be obtained from the Durham Region Planning Division. Contact Colleen Goodchild, Manager of Policy Planning and Special Studies at 905-668-4113 ext. 2580, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to be notified of subsequent meetings or of the decision of Regional Council on the proposed Official Plan Amendment, you must email Colleen Goodchild at email@example.com or submit a written request to the Commissioner of Planning and Economic Development at the following address:
605 Rossland Road East, Box 623, Whitby, Ontario, L1N 6A3
Please include your address, telephone number, email address and the Regional file number.
Personal information from those who make either oral or written submissions on the application is collected by the Region of Durham under the authority of the Planning Act and will become part of the public record.