Councillors have voted to remove agricultural ties on a ‘luxury’ £1.2million house in Northam.

The planning application for Mouna, in Bidna Lane, first came before Torridge District Council’s (TDC) plans committee in March.

At that meeting, councillors deferred their decision, asking for further assessment of the farming need in the area.

Mouna has been on the market for seven-and-a-half years, and with the agricultural condition it can only be sold to someone within an agricultural profession, and at a discount on the market value.

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Planning officers had recommended the plans committee approve the application to remove the agricultural condition on the five-bedroom property.

On Thursday, the plans committee met again at Bideford Town Hall to discuss the application and voted to remove the condition.

Six voted to approve the removal, and three voted against.