Planning Applications

This is our very quick guide to opposing planning applications for new billboards in your area:

  1. Make a formal objection to the planning application (see below).
  2. Ask your neighbours and Bristol friends to object too.  The more people that object the better.
  3. Write to your local councillors to let them know your views on outdoor advertising.  Be sure to include your postcode so they know you’re a resident of their ward.

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Film night: This Space Available – 25 July 2017

AdBlock Bristol is excited to present our first film night! Come and watch the excellent documentary This Space Available, which explores the dominance of billboards in public spaces, and meets grassroots movements across the world who are trying to reclaim the integrity of their cities against this onslaught of visual pollution.

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Digital advertising: why we should be opposed to digital billboards in Bristol

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Digital billboard outside Liverpool Lime St Station (note double-decker bus for scale)

Stephen Clarke, councillor for Southville and co-founder of the Bristol Pound, explains why we should be opposed to digital billboards in Bristol.

What is the issue with digital advertising hoardings?

These are effectively very large computer screens (the one currently proposed at 14 Mina Rd, St Werburgh’s, and going to planning appeal is 7.5m high and 5m wide). Continue reading “Digital advertising: why we should be opposed to digital billboards in Bristol”