Land use invasion occurs when the use of a particular land is changed from the use that was originally allocated to it as a result of change in other factors that encompasses urbanization as a whole. This study has examined the causes and effects of commercial invasion of residential areas in Lekki Peninsula scheme 1 with the aim of analyzing the extent of invasion and identifying the effect of invasion on the inhabitants and environment.
In doing so, attempts were made to analyze the various land uses in the study area vis a viz the original master plan, analyze the socio-economic characteristics of the respondents, identification of the factors/forces that are responsible for invasion in the study area, examine the perception of the inhabitant on the invasion process and evaluate the effect of invasion on the study area.
Data for this study were gathered through distribution of well-structured questionnaires to 200 property owners and occupiers in the study area using a multi-stage sampling procedure, thereafter, the 200 questionnaires that were successfully completed were thus used for analysis. The data collected are analyzed with the use of simple descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. Findings show the reasons for the changes and their effects on the study area. The results of the respective regression models showed that social attributes and policy attributes are more important than the economic attributes and physical attributes in the determination of the invasion, unlike time attribute that was irrelevant to the regression model. The R2 values showed that 66.0% of the variations in invasion (changes in land use from commercial to residential) is explained by zoning regulation policy presented as building/plot use and change of use permit. Finally, the paper among others calls for review of Lekki master plan, imposition of fines on landlords that converted the use of their properties without following appropriate procedure and... [continues]
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