Assessment of Public Compliance with Development Control Regulations in Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria

*Daniel Nosakhare Onaiwu  -  University of Benin, Nigeria
Received: 26 Sep 2019; Published: 31 Oct 2020.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14710/ijpd.5.2.%25p
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The compliance of urban residents with development control regulations makes it possible for cities to be well structured for physical, aesthetic, and economic developments. The study focused on the assessment of public compliance with development control in Auchi. A sample of 378 residents of Auchi were used in the study. The study area was divided into six strata and samples selected from the strata based on their population sizes. The instrument was a 5-point Likert-type option, which was administered on the respondents. The findings revealed that there was a low compliance with development control standards in Auchi. There was awareness of developers on compliance but did not translate into compliance. The building coverage specified by development control regulations was grossly violated. There was a medium correlation (0.55) between education and level of noncompliance; the variability of development control noncompliance in the six quarters of Auchi was statistically significant, and the eta squared effect was also large. It was recommended that the town planning regulations should be reassessed for a better practical effect; monitoring of developments to encourage compliance should be strengthened; and town planning manuals should be used in monitoring and controlling developments.

Key words: Compliance, development control, enforcement, plot coverage, setbacks.

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Keywords: Compliance, development control, enforcement, plot coverage, setbacks.

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