Sky Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management Vol. 6(5), pp. 059-064, July, 2017. Available online
ISSN 2315-8794 ©2017 Sky Journals


Full Length Research Paper


Effects of residential land use changes to other land uses in Enugu metropolis


Kalu, A. O.1*, Alozie M. C.2, Oti, U. C.3, Onyenorah Jidechukwu1

1Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Abia State University, Uturu.
2Department of Geography and Planning, Abia State University, Uturu.
3Department of Architecture, Abia State University, Uturu.

*Corresponding author. E-mail:  Tel.:+2348168331533, +2348073254374.



Accepted  11 July, 2017




The study analysed the effects of change in residential land uses to other land uses in Enugu metropolis. 150 copies of questionnaires were purposively and randomly distributed to the major residential areas and individuals in Enugu metropolis. Chi-square analysis was used to test the hypothesis which indicated Ho: at (0.05 alpha level and ∞ = 0.05 and df=4. The findings made showed that land use change from residential to other land uses affect the physical environment (soil, air and water quality), lack of government planning agency to implement its planning policy in the area is the major factor that causes this land use change, commercial activities contributed more to the land use changes. The recommendation made was that planning agency should work with law enforcement agency towards the implementation of its planning policy and also there should be a legal frame work that will address the issue of abnormal usage of land use in Enugu metropolis. 

Key words: Residential land uses, metropolis, land use regulation.


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