A ban on SUV ads could help create the happier cities we want

Picture this: a luxuriously spacious car drives across a pristine landscape, with no other vehicle or person in sight. Gleaming metal and wheels move effortlessly along the open road, mountains frame the background, and there is an invitation to ‘seize the day’, ‘find freedom’ or ‘experience something different’. I’m sure you’ve passed an advert like…Continue reading A ban on SUV ads could help create the happier cities we want

Residents stick up giant post-it note against new digital billboards

On Saturday 18th July 2020, Adblock Bristol and local residents staged a community demonstration and stunt to protest against two huge digital advertising screens being erected on Bath Road, Totterdown. A Bristol City Council planning committee refused permission for one screen and imposed restrictions on the other. However, the multi-billion Euro global advertising giant JCDecaux…Continue reading Residents stick up giant post-it note against new digital billboards

Digital billboard proposed facing M32

Update: 30th June 2020After 45 objections from the public were received, Bristol City Council have rejected this application. The Notice of Decision states the reasons for refusal were: Harm to amenity.By virtue of increased brightness, prominence, viewing range and resulting increased commercial awareness, the proposed digital advertising display would be harmful to local amenity. This…Continue reading Digital billboard proposed facing M32

Digital billboard proposed for Albert Road junction

Update 7th July 2020At the meeting on Wednesday 10th June, committee members voted to defer this decision and asked Council planning officers to research the statistical impact on accidents by existing billboard screens in Bristol. The decision was deferred for one month until Wednesday 8th July 2020. Update 8th June 2020This application will be considered…Continue reading Digital billboard proposed for Albert Road junction

Digital billboard application for St Anne’s junction

Update 14th July 2020. The planning Inspectorate has upheld the refusal. However, this was only on the grounds of road safety, not amenity. Update 20th April 2020. The applicant has appealed this refusal. Update 17th December 2019. This application has been refused by Bristol City Council on the grounds of road safety and amentiy. Thank…Continue reading Digital billboard application for St Anne’s junction