Municipal Comprehensive Review
Click on the maps below to access the Region of Durham source report and learn more about the urban expansion planned for your area over the next 30 years. You can still influence these plans by speaking with your councillors and mayors. Sprawl costs us all and the push out into more rural, unserviced farmlands and natural heritage areas will be expensive for taxpayers and exacerbate the climate crisis. Don't delay...speak up today!
We have prepared a letter that you can submit to the Envision Durham team and elected officials directly.
Click HERE to copy, paste it into an email, and then send it to:
and your Regional Councillors
HOW DID WE GET HERE?
On May 25, 2022, Durham Region Council voted to sacrifice about 3770 hectares (9300 acres) of farmland for more suburban sprawl between now and 2050. In so doing the Council, by a vote of 16 -11, rejected the extensive recommendations of its own professional planning staff, and rejected nearly all the public input received from concerned citizens. Instead, Council endorsed the planning scenario favoured by the big developers and land speculators in BILD (Building Industry and Land Development Association).
The Region’s own professional staff warned that this BILD scenario of continued sprawl will make it difficult or impossible for the Region to meet its climate goals, and will make it difficult or impossible to build and maintain adequate public transit.
Housing Scenario 2A:
2,600 hectares/6,425 acres
Employment Scenario 2:
1,171 hectares/2,894 acres