Durham Region Notice: Public Open House for Regional Official Plan Amendment for Protected Major Transit Station Areas


As part of Envision Durham,the Region of Durham is considering an amendment to the Regional Official Plan (ROP) to implement policies that support transit-oriented development within Protected Major Transit Station Areas (PMTSAs) across the region. PMTSAs are generally defined as the area within an approximate 500 to 800 metre radius of a transit station, representing a 10 minute walk. A virtual Public Open House and Statutory Public Meeting will be held to provide interested parties the opportunity to learn more and provide feedback.

When: A virtual Public Open House will be held on August 24, 2021 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and will feature a presentation from the Region’s Planning staff and the opportunity to ask staff questions about the proposed amendment. To learn more about the proposed amendment and to register, please visit durham.ca/EnvisionDurham.

A virtual Statutory Public Meeting will take place on September 7, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. to provide interested parties with the opportunity to provide Durham’s Planning & Economic Development Committee feedback relative to the amendment. For information about how to submit a written correspondence, make a delegation before committee or to view the livestream, visit durham.ca/EnvisionDurham.

Why: The proposed PMTSA policies and delineations are intended to support intensification and transit oriented development. Undertaking this amendment is in accordance with the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe and the Planning Act. The Region has decided to advance this amendment to the Regional Official Plan to delineate and plan for PMTSAs in advance of the balance of its overall municipal comprehensive review.

Note: As Council’s core planning document, the ROP guides Regional decision-making on long-term growth and development.

Envision Durham is an opportunity to deliver a new forward-looking official plan that will guide growth and change in Durham in the years ahead, providing the blueprint for Durham to become known as the place to live, learn and thrive by 2051.

To learn more about Envision Durham, visit durham.ca/EnvisionDurham.

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