OVER 600 'To Let' boards in Bangor are set to be removed from properties thanks to the creation of a "gentleman's agreement".

Bangor City Council announced that, with the agreement of Dafydd Hardy, Varsity and Williams and Goodwin letting agencies, the boards are already in the process of being taken down.

Council officials say that the plans were decided upon in order to "help improve the visual amenity and general appearance of the area".

They also say that they have listened to the complaints of residents who have raised concerns regarding the number of signs being displayed in the area.

One of the main issues was that the signs stayed up outside houses, even when people where living in them.

The move has been achieved through the work of the Bangor Image Group, which is chaired by the City's deputy mayor, Cllr. John Wyn Jones.

"This is a great result and will vastly improve the appearance of the City." he said.

"Thanks should go to Gwynedd Council Officers for their help in this matter and the Agencies for their goodwill and co-operation.

"This is a fine example of us all working together to achieve something tangible on the ground."

Gwynedd Council Officers will now approach all other letting agencies with boards up to persuade them to follow suit and join in with the agreement.

In total, the Council believe that over 600 boards will be removed from houses of multiple occupancy and student lets.