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History of Seaton

1972 

Province announces its intention to acquire lands in Pickering for a community  immediately south  of a proposed federal airport.

2001

Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act comes into effect, and Uxbridge and Richmond Hill landowners agree to exchange 2,397 acres of land on the Oak Ridges Moraine for 1,526 acres of provincially owned land in Seaton.

2006

Central Pickering Development Plan (CPDP) comes into effect providing a policy framework for a sustainable urban community (Seaton) integrated with a natural heritage system.

2007 

Land exchange completed. Uxbridge and Richmond Hill landowners become developers for Seaton.

2011

Pickering official plan amendment 22 (OPA22), zoning bylaw amendment, neighbourhood plans and plans of subdivision come before the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).

2011

Pickering council endorses OPA 22 that would guide development of Seaton.

2012

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing makes a Declaration of Provincial Interest (DPI) with respect to Pickering OPA 22 and accompanying zoning bylaw amendment that are before the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). Any OMB decisions on those matters now require provincial confirmation to be in effect.

2012

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing amends the CPDP to clarify the timing of financial requirements, and the population and employment numbers allocated to Durham in the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

2012

Provincial Development Facilitator helps Region of Durham and the Seaton developers reach an agreement in order for Seaton to advance.

Jan. 2014

OMB issues decision on final outstanding parts of OPA 22 and the zoning bylaw amendment that were under appeal. This dealt primarily with confirming a population of 61,000 and 30,500 jobs by 2031, and up to 70,000 people and 35,000 jobs over the long term.

Apr. 2014

Ontario government announces confirmation of OMB decisions.

Apr. 2014

City of Pickering able to finalize plans of subdivisions and issue building permits to Seaton land owners.

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