Land-Use Deviation from the Structural Plan in Injibara Town, Amhara National Regional State, Ethiopia

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Nigatu Amsalu Workineh


The study’s overall goal was to examine Injibara town’s land-use deviation from the structural plan. The town’s land-use deviation has been a cross-cutting issue.  As a result, the research looked at the degree of land-use deviation between the plan and actual land-development execution. Besides, the research demonstrated how much land-use deviation influences a town’s land-use pattern. The study also looked at how residents felt about the urban governance that led to land-use deviation.The study used geospatial analysis, surveys of residents, and interviews with urban planning and land admin- istration officials to comprehend all of the above. The study’s findings then highlighted inconsistencies between the official plan and its implementation regarding land usage. The size of the land-use devi- ation was astounding. All land-use categories have increased or decreased in comparison to the plan. Residents believe that the deviation was caused mainly by lack of enforcement of existing laws. Con- sequently, the city administration did not adequately implement land-use development in the planning period. Accordingly, this improper implementation reshaped the land-use pattern. Land-use deviation negatively affected the implementation process of the land-use plan of the town. Finally, the study recommended ways to improve future land-use planning and implementation and further research the lesson.

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