PLANS for a more “sympathetic” ATM fixture in a city conservation area have been proposed.

Cashzone had installed an ATM at Pound City on Westgate, without planning permission, by fitting panelling in one of the building’s large windows.

The plans were refused by Bradford Council, with officers pointing out that the building lay in the Goitside Conservation Area, and that the panel detracted from the building.

The company appealed the decision, but a government inspector backed the Council, dismissing their appeal earlier this month.

Now the company has submitted an application to retain the cash machine, but restore much of the window it had filled in.

It will replace the panel with “silicone jointed glazing.”

A decision is expected in July.