THE BANK OF IRELAND in Callan has been granted planning after they cited security concerns in its application replace the existing ATM with a more secure facility.
The bank stated in its application to Kilkenny County Council that the development was proposed for security reasons. The development will involve the demolition of the ATM beside supervalu. The ATM will be replaced with a new ATM connected to the bank by a secure corridor. The new structure will be four times as large as the existing ATM. As the current Bank of Ireland building is a listed structure the planning application was referred to a conservation officer.
The conservation officer felt that the demolition of the ATM facility would have a positive impact on Callan. The conservation officer also stated that the proposed will have minimal impact on the Protected Structure. The conservation officer said that the new structure is very distinct from and has minimal connection with the main building. The conservation officer also stated that the modern nature of the ATM structure would mark it as entirely separate from the listed building.