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       Chapter IV: Land Use Policies, Capital City District

Villages And Growth Centres

VILLAGES AND GROWTH CENTRES

Description

The Capital City District (Urban) area includes a number of existing villages which are proposed to be retained and improved as small rural settlements. However, Kikombo and Hombolo are designated as regional growth centres, with a greater range of facilities and services and a larger population size than villages.

The villages are essentially residential communities, inhabited by agricultural and rural workers and their families. In addition to dwellings, they will include a very limited range of community facilities, such as a school and health services, and some small stores, or dukas. In some cases they may include very small-scale industries or craft workshops.

Policies

Each village should be located adjacent to arable land, to be used as shambas or for other agricultural purposes.

Each village should be a relatively compact community and new house building should not be permitted in such a way that substantial undeveloped areas are created between houses. However, no village should be permitted to expand unduly and particularly not beyond its capacity to provide sufficient water and arable land.

As and when new schools or other community facilities are required in the rural areas, they should be located in a village or growth centre.

Each village should have an adequate potable water supply.

Each village should be provided with a road, linking it to the nearest regional road.

Even though growth in the villages should not be extensive, a simple development plan should be prepared for each of them. This should establish location for new houses, roads, and community facilities and, within that context, it should define the limits for village expansion, so that the agricultural land will be preserved.

Kikombo and Hombolo should be designated as regional growth centres and new institutions, small-scale industries and agricultural products marketing centres should be established in these communities.

In the case of Hombolo, it should be encouraged to perform a recreational function, based on the attractions of Hombolo Lake and the Hombolo Hills.

Both growth centres may develop to such an extent that their populations could grow to 10,000 or more during the foreseeable future.

To accommodate such growth, development plans should be prepared for both Hombolo and Kikombo as soon as possible, to establish a land use pattern and roads and service systems.

The master development plan for Kikombo should be based on the concept of the urban residential communities, as described in this report, because it may eventually become part of the city.

No houses or other development of an urban or community nature should be permitted outside the villages and growth centres, except if it is essential for agricultural or other rural development which is too far removed from these centres.



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