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Donnish Journal of Geography and Regional Planning

November 2017 Vol. 3(2), pp. 010-016

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Urban Development Practices in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria


POPOOLA, A.S1*, ADEYEMI, A.A2, AROHUNSORO, S.J3 and AINA, O.S.F4

1,3Department of Geography and Planning Science, Faculty of the Social Sciences, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.
3Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Environmental Design and Management, University of Lagos, Akoka Lagos, Nigeria.
4Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Faculty of the Social Sciences, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.

Corresponding Author's Email: popoolasheyi@gmail.com

Accepted 30th October, 2017.



Abstract


The current study evaluated the legal and institutional framework for development control practice in residential Areas of Ado-Ekiti. It identified and appraised development of control mechanisms and enforcement procedure in the study Areas. Also, the study evaluated residentsí level of compliance with development control regulations in the different residential area and examined the factors influencing residentsí level of compliance with development control regulation in the study area. These were with a view to developing a framework that could enhance orderly built environment in the study Area. Data for the study were from primary and secondary sources. Questionnaire was administered to obtain primary data. The first three residential buildings in each area identified were Traditional, Transition, Suburban and planning scheme zone. Therefore, for the administration of questionnaire, sample was drawn using systematic sampling technique. In this case, the first three residential buildings with the people living in them cursory to the main road with adequate standard setback were selected from each residential area. The first building to be sampled was chosen randomly while subsequent unit of investigation was the second and third residential buildings respectively. Where the sample buildings were not residential, the next residential building was chosen for questionnaire administration. A total of 111 residential buildings with the people living in them were sampled for the study. The study established that the planning law No3 of 2011 was the only regulatory document for controlling development but yet to be implemented. It was established that majority of residents (53.4%) in the four residential zones were aware of development control through negative sources such as carrying out of demolition exercise. The perception of the problem confronting development control agencies in the area measured on a seven-point Likert scale showed that lack of development master plan, poor monitoring, political interference, bribery and corruption and inadequate funding were the major problems respectively with a mean of 4.32, 4.28, 4.20 and 2.31.The study concluded that the problem of development control varied along the different residential zones and a very low level of compliance with development control regulation was recorded in the traditional zone of the four zones investigated.

Keywords: Urban, Planning, Development control, Residential Areas.

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POPOOLA, A.S, ADEYEMI, A.A, AROHUNSORO, S.J and AINA, O.S.F. Urban Development Practices in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. Donnish Journal of Geography and Regional Planning. 3(2) 2017 pp. 010-016.


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