Update June 2019
Thank you to everyone who supported our petition campaign. Almost 2000 people signed the call for #NoNewBillboards which was delivered to Bristol City Council as part of the Adblock response to the Local Plan consultation.
The petition remains live – sign and share today!
Since Adblock Bristol began in 2017, we’ve won important victories in stopping dozens of outdoor advertising planning applications – with residents submitting hundreds of objections.
Now we want Bristol City Council to change their planning policies to recognise how unpopular advertising billboards have become. This will save residents time and send a message that outdoor corporate advertising is not wanted in Bristol.
We intend to collect 3,500 signatures to hold a full council debate on the issue.
What are we asking?
Right now, the Council are working on the new version of the Local Plan – which sets out the framework for future planning applications in the city. This presents an opportunity to deal with the spread of outdoor advertising at a policy-level.
Through this petition, we are calling on the Council to introduce <em>a presumption against new advertising sites</em> in the new Local Plan. This will mean that the default position of planning officers is to reject planning applications for new billboards.
For a happier, healthier, less stressed-out city.
Bristol is already full of corporate billboards. Being bombarded with consumer advertising contributes to problems regarding mental health, child and adult obesity, levels of personal debt, air pollution and environmental damage. Ultimately, the true costs of advertising are borne by the public purse.
That’s why we want Bristol City Council to say “no” to all future advertising sites…
Will you help us? Please sign and share the petition today.