|dc.description.abstract||An attempt is made in this dissertation to ascertain
current land use structure and to analyse the development
potential of Umzinto North.
A comprehensive socio-economic and land use survey
was undertaken to establish housing needs, to assess the
employment potential, to determine the need for urban amenities
and services and to investigate additional, land requirements.
The dissertation also tested land use needs in Umzinto North
in respect of the cultural perspectives of the Indian community.
Final, analysis revealed a range of land use types.
There were, however, certain amenities and services which
were lacking in terms of their provision and quality. Recommendations
regarding these issues have been made. In respect
of the issue of land use and cultural values, it was found that
the community in Umzinto North is increasingly becoming westernized
in its lifestyle and no special, land use needs are required.
However, it is suggested that the rigidity in the application
of planning regulations must be substituted by a more flexible
approach to accommodate the specific requirements of individual,
househollds, particularly, in the lower economic strata. It is
also strongly recommended that planning authorities encourage
public participation in any further planning proposals for the
In the final assessment it was found that Umzinto
North had very limited potential, for growth. Inability to
generate employment opportunities could encourage further out -
migration which could result in decreased growth rates within