Synopsis: Bristol City Council have added a new policy on advertisements to their Local Plan, which provides significant detail beyond national planning regulations. New criteria regarding when a new billboard could be said to harm the ‘amenity’ of an area should make it harder for advertisers to build large, new, intrusive screens in the city….Continue reading Campaigners welcome Bristol Council’s ‘Local Plan’ – but what does it say?
Bristol City Council are reviewing their Local Plan – the local level set of policies that are used to decide planning applications and guide developments in the city. They sought initial input back in 2019, and now they are seeking views on their revised policies and proposals. Adblock Bristol responded in 2019, and have been engaging with Councillors,…Continue reading Bristol policy on advertising: Have your say
Five years ago Adblock Bristol was formed with the ambition to rid Bristol of corporate advertising in public spaces. Given that the planning law in Britain is designed to allow billboards in all but the most sensitive sites, this was not likely to be easy. Nicola Round and Robbie Gillett shared their vision with an…Continue reading 40 monstrous digital screens blocked in 5 years!
One local resident’s determination to get a bank advert removed from a quiet residential street has finally been successful. On Monday 12th October, contractors removed the hoarding from the side of a residential home on the corner of Horley Road and Mina Road in St Werburgh’s, Bristol. With help from Adblock Bristol, the residents have…Continue reading Residents’ victory as another billboard removed in St Werburgh’s
Update 23rd April 2020We’re sorry to report that permission for one of these two screens has been granted. We’ve explained the convoluted process that lead to this decision in this blog. Advertising giants JC Decaux have submtted a planning application for two large new digital advertising screens on Bath Road, Totterdown. 1. Go to planningonline.bristol.gov.uk/search and enter…Continue reading Two large digital screens proposed for Bath Road, Totterdown