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Official website of the Edo State Development Control Agency

Our primary aim is to balance the interests of various stakeholders, including developers, residents, businesses, and the environment, while promoting responsible and well-managed development that enhances the quality of life in the community. Edo State Development Control agency is being governed by the State Urban and Regional Planning and Development Law 2010, regulations and the National Building Codes.

where we are dedicated to shaping sustainable and thriving communities through effective land use planning and development control.

This government-established agency is tasked with ensuring that basic minimum standards are maintained in building construction and renovation of existing and new buildings, to ensure safety, health, accessibility, and habitability for both current and future generations.

The Edo State Development Control Agency was established on January 4th, 2022.

At ESDCA, we understand the critical importance of balancing economic growth with environmental stewardship and community well-being. Our goal is to make sure that development projects adhere to established regulations, codes, and standards while fostering innovation and progress.

Our team of experienced planners, architects, engineers, and environmental specialists works closely with other government agencies, developers, community organizations, and the public to facilitate responsible development practices. Through transparent processes and comprehensive assessments, we strive to mitigate risks, minimize impacts, and maximize benefits for all stakeholders involved.

Our Vision

Driven by our commitment to quality, integrity, and collaboration, we strive to push the boundaries of architectural creativity and engineering prowess, while upholding the highest standards of safety, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility.

Our Mission

To be the formost and transformative building agency in Nigeria by enhancing skills and professionalism as well as improving design and construction capabilities.

Core Values

PROFESSIONALISM – Quality and Efficient services
INTEGRITY –Conduct our business with honesty ethics and moral correctness
SAFETY – Safety of lives and properties
TEAM WORK – A common goal for effective and efficient services.

Our Functions

Planning and Zoning Regulation

 It is our responsiblity to create and enforce land use plans, zoning regulations, and development guidelines to ensure orderly and sustainable development. This involves determining where different types of development (residential, commercial, industrial, etc.) can occur and establishing standards for building size, height, density, setbacks, and other parameters.

Permitting and Approvals

We review development proposals and issues permits and approvals based on compliance with zoning regulations, building codes, environmental standards, and other applicable laws and policies. This includes conducting site inspections and ensuring that proposed developments meet safety, health, and environmental requirements.

Environmental Protection

Our focus is on assessing the environmental effects of proposed developments and implementing measures to safeguard natural resources, ecosystems, and sensitive areas. This may involve conducting environmental impact assessments, requiring mitigation measures, and monitoring compliance with environmental regulations.

Infrastructure Planning and Management

In order to plan and manage infrastructure development, the agency collaborates with other government agencies and stakeholders, which involves planning and managing roads, utilities, transportation systems, parks, and public facilities. This ensures that new development is adequately supported by infrastructure and that growth is sustainable over the long term.

Public Engagement and Community Outreach

ESDCA engages with the public, stakeholders, and community groups to gather input, provide information, and foster dialogue on development issues. This may include holding public hearings, conducting consultations, and facilitating community participation in the planning and decision-making process.

Enforcement and Compliance

Enforces zoning regulations, building codes, and other development standards through inspections, enforcement actions, and penalties for non-compliance. This helps ensure that development activities adhere to approved plans and regulations and maintain the integrity of the built environment.

Monitoring and Evaluation

We monitors trends in development activity, evaluates the effectiveness of planning policies and regulations, and recommends adjustments or updates as needed to address changing conditions and emerging challenges.