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Assessment of Urban Residential Land Use, Challenges and Control in Orita Obele Housing Estate, Akure, Nigeria

Muyiwa L. Akinluyi1, Oluwatoyin O. Adeleye2, OLA Olumide S.3 and Akinniyi Tunde Akinyemi4
  • 1 Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Ekiti-State, Nigeria
  • 2 Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU), Osun-State, Nigeria
  • 3 University of Jos (UNIJOS), Plateau-State, Nigeria
  • 4 Ekiti-state, Nigeria
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 13 No. 3, 2020, 390-401

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2020.390.401

Submitted On: 2 April 2020
Published On: 31 July 2020

How to Cite: Akinluyi, M. L., Adeleye, O. O., Olumide S., O. & Akinyemi, A. T. (2020). Assessment of Urban Residential Land Use, Challenges and Control in Orita Obele Housing Estate, Akure, Nigeria. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 13(3), 390-401. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2020.390.401

Abstract

This study examined the various challenges involved in urban residential land use and control in Orita Obele housing estate, Akure Ondo-State Nigeria with a view to providing information that will inform decision making on land and building development in the study area. Questionnaire were administered on One Hundred and Sixty-eight (168) housing units selected using a systematic random sampling. Data were analyzed using Descriptive, Bivariate and Multivariate Analysis. The result of the survey indicates that majority of the land owners (53.5%) acquired between (1) one and (3) three plots of land for their housing development in the study area and many of these residential land users (36.9%) and (20.2%) developed only (1) one and (2) two plots respectively for residential purpose. It was further discovered that majority (86.9%) of the land owners had gone through the approval processes of their survey by signing their survey plan with the relevant government agency in the state. However, 53.6% of the landowners are of the opinion that undue delay in signing the survey plan from state surveyor general had very low influence on their construction activities. The results from this study suggested more affordable residential land to be provided by the state government or stakeholders for adequate and proper planning of the housing environment to give room for more quality air space and comfort within the environment. The study will be useful as reference materials to inform policy for land and building development control in the residential environment, Akure Ondo-State.

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Keywords

  • Urban Residential
  • Land Use
  • Building
  • Development
  • Control
  • Akure