FRESH guidelines for the use of 'To-Let' signs in Bangor are set to be discussed by Gwynedd Council next week.

A new code for landlords and property letting agents is set to be introduced following a local consultation.

Gwynedd Council cabinet members will consider the voluntary code during a meeting on October 16.

The move comes following concerns raised by Bangor residents about the high volume of 'To-Let signs in certain areas of the city.

Some argued that the signs were having a "negative visual impact" on Bangor.

Listening to those opinions, several letting agencies in the area voluntarily agreed to remove signs from their properties last year.

"There has been a clear team effort in Bangor to tackle the high number of 'To-Let' signs in the city," said Gwynedd Council deputy leader Dafydd Meurig.

"These signs have been a cause for concern for us as an authority and to residents too for some time and local councillors have been prominent in discussions to improve the situation. "It’s pleasing that landlords, housing letting agencies and others have been prepared to discuss and to consider how to tackle the issue for the benefit of the image of the city of Bangor.

"By working together, the number of signs seen in Bangor has reduced significantly over recent months.

"In order to ensure that this improvement continues, we plan to introduce a voluntary code that sets a specific criteria for displaying ‘To-let’ signs."

Cllr Meurig added that the criteria being set forward provides a "very reasonable code that will improve the visual environment" of Bangor.

The restrictions set to be introduced include making sure that only one 'To-Let' sign is permitted per building and that no board should be placed higher than the first floor window sill level.

Should members of Gwynedd Council's cabinet support the proposal, then it is expected that the code will be introduced in early 2019.