Housing & land

Lands, Housing, and Urban Development Sector comprises of Lands, Housing, Survey and physical planning departments. The sector is responsible for urban planning and design, land use planning, zoning, land survey and mapping including providing topographical data for site planning and development purposes. The function will also provide guidelines on boundaries and fencing including road and shared access boundaries.

Challenges related to land ownership

My objective is to facilitate improvement of livelihoods of the people of Trans Nzoia
through efficient administration, equitable access, secure land tenure and sustainable
management of land resources.
George natembeya

On land tenure, the lack of title deeds has serious implications to the county ‘s development of the sector in the following four main ways.

  1. The lack of title deeds prevents most of the population from accessing credit facilities that could be used to boost agricultural productivity.
  2. The lack of title deeds depresses demand for rural land as potential buyers do not want to negotiate the complexities of proving ownership thus lowering the exchange value of some of the most productive land in the County.
  3. The lack of legal ownership proof also makes it difficult for owners to come together and combine smaller pieces of land into a big block that can more effectively attract capital investment.
  4. The lack of titles also makes it difficult for industries that could process farm produce to be set up in the region.

Other roles include the coordination of urban development within the county through long-term strategies and development guidelines including statistics, urban design and planning, development control, property, estates and facilities management and development and outdoor advertising The main roofing materials used in the County are corrugated iron, grass and asbestos sheets. On the other hand, the main types of walling material include mud/wood, brick/block, mud/ cement, stone corrugated iron sheet, grass straw, tin among others.

The objective is to facilitate improvement of livelihoods of the people of Trans-Nzoia through efficient administration, equitable access, secure land tenure and sustainable management of land resources.

The key objectives of the sector include;
  • To enhance capacity of land’s office to adjudicate all land processes and settle land disputes.
  • To enhance efficient land use
  • To promote investment in modern construction technologies
  • To have well planned urban centers

 

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