- The Badagry Masterplan, Lagos State    click here to open paper content192 kb
by    Leclercq, Yann | yann.leclercq@dargroup.com   click here to send an email to the auther(s) of this paper
Short Outline
The Badagry sub-region (Lagos State, Nigeria) Masterplan to 2030 provides a development strategy that identifies development capacity whilst
recognising and protecting the valuable natural environment that
characterises the sub-region.
The city of Lagos is growing at one of the fastest rates in the world. Some estimates put its projected population at 25 million within the next
decade. This impact is being felt right across Lagos State, and beyond. The Badagry sub-region forms the western belt of the State, located between the Lagos Metropolitan Area and the Republic of Benin. A major trade corridor between the West African countries of Nigeria, Benin, Togo and Ghana, it is currently experiencing urban sprawl at an uncontrolled rate. The Lagos State Government is seeking to provide a framework for development which will give a clear direction for investment, whilst also recognising the value of natural assets such as the beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, or the natural creeks and lagoons.

The Masterplan is purposely strategic in its vision, encouraging more
detailed design to be undertaken at the development stage. Whilst providing clear limits to development, the Masterplan recognises the need for flexibility as circumstances change, and provides clear guidelines that set the scene.

The Masterplan encourages the development of major new centres of economic activity across the region, that build on the accessibility provided by new and emerging transport networks. But these are also intended to minimise the need to travel to access employment by integrating employment and residential capacity. The Masterplan balances this by directing urban development away from areas of sensitive environmental value.
Lagos State Badagry Masterplan
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