ASSESSING THE LEVEL OF PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT OF NORTH EASTERN PART OF APATAPITI IN AKURE SOUTH OF ONDO STATE
ADARADOHUN, O. S. AND ALAUSA, O. A., Volume 3 Issue 1, 2020 Pages 196-208, Published: 2020-09-25
A planned environment is essential in determining the physical development of an environment. It is therefore necessary to assess the rate of development in a place with relation to the increase in population to adequately maintain a sustainable environment. This research focuses on the application of detail survey to investigate and analyse the rate of development within North Eastern part of Apatapiti layout in Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State. The 2-D geospatial data of the features existing on the study area were acquired using the Total Station instrument to determine their planimetric positions. The planimetric positions were plotted, the layout design was also done using the AutoCAD 2007 software and the result were analysis using Microsoft excel. The percentage coverage of each sectors is residential (61%), commercial (29%), agricultural (7%), social (2%),and Educational (1%), while recreational and industrial are (0%) respectively. Based on the percentage of land usage, the study area is dominated by uncoordinated residential buildings, commercial centres, and educational centres. The paper recommend that a proper planning activities in the area should be revisited towards providing sustainable settlements.