Stop digital billboards taking over Birmingham!

Birmingham City Centre is already full of digital advertising screens trying to get you to buy things you don’t want or need and causing unnecessary light pollution and energy use. In fact Ladywood contains the second highest number of outdoor ads in the whole country! But now advertising company Wildstone are targeting Birmingham suburbs too….Continue reading Stop digital billboards taking over Birmingham!

Adblock Brum vs Birmingham City Council in Birmingham Local Enforcement (BLEP) lockdown showdown

On Saturday 14th October volunteers from Environmentalist group Adblock Birmingham (Brum) wrote to Birmingham City Council and submitted five proposals to be fed into the Birmingham Local Enforcement Plan (BLEP). This document outlines how the council will deal with breaches of planning control and enforcement issues in Birmingham, including Advertising sites. Shockingly, at present planning enforcement is discretionary, not mandatory- which means that the council can choose whether or not to enforce its own rules!…Continue reading Adblock Brum vs Birmingham City Council in Birmingham Local Enforcement (BLEP) lockdown showdown