A FOURTH attempt has been made to retain an “inappropriate” shop front on a listed city centre building.

In 2011 Bradford Council approved plans for a replacement timber shop front on 6 Rawson Place, which dates back to the 1870s.

But a shopfront of glass and aluminium was built instead.

In the past few years, three planning applications were submitted by Jamil Ashraf to retain the shopfront, but Bradford Council refused the application each time.

Officers said: “The use of an inappropriate material for the shopfront frames and a lack of detail does not achieve the necessary improvements to the character of the conservation area or the appearance of the listed building.”

Now Mr Ashraf has submitted an appeal to the government calling for Bradford Council’s most recent decision to be overturned.

A decision will be made by a government appointed planning inspector in the coming months.

The shop unit is currently vacant.