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Keighley house can go on open market
A local occupancy restriction placed on a three-bedroom bungalow near Keighley has been lifted after councillors agreed the nature of the village had changed.
The section 106 obligation was originally put on Stoney Croft in Fold Lane, Cowling, 20 years ago as a condition of it being built outside the existing developed area of the village.
The builders and owners of the house agreed to the condition, which meant it always had to be occupied by someone from the area with a housing need.
But when owner David Collier tried to sell up and downsize, due to a health condition, he found the property impossible to sell.
Craven District Council’s planning committee heard that officers regularly received queries about local occupancy conditions, but this was the first time they had received an application for one to be lifted.