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Campaigners welcome Bristol Council’s ‘Local Plan’ – but what does it say?

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 policy on advertising: Have your 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

‘This is Bristol, not Bladerunner’ – Local residents demand removal of huge, invasive digital advertising screens

Two digital billboards that tower over the M32 motorway on the approach into Bristol are about to run out of planning permission, and residents are calling for their removal.  The billboards were granted permission in 2016  and 2017 respectively, for an initial period of five years. Now that this time is coming to an end,…Continue reading ‘This is Bristol, not Bladerunner’ – Local residents demand removal of huge, invasive digital advertising screens

Bristol City Council takes first step in tackling toxic ads

At its Cabinet meeting on 9th March 2021, Bristol City Council adopted a new Advertising and Sponsorship Policy which will apply to adverts under the Council’s direct control, including bus stop screens and billboards on Council land. It includes a ban on ads for junk food, alcohol, gambling, payday loans and adverts in parks. Local…Continue reading Bristol City Council takes first step in tackling toxic ads

Bristol petition: let’s end advertising for climate-wrecking products

Right now, Bristol City Council is drafting a new policy that will decide what can and can’t be advertised on sites that it controls – including many billboards and bus stops across the city. We’re calling on the Council to show national leadership and end advertising for high carbon products such as: ads for airlines…Continue reading Bristol petition: let’s end advertising for climate-wrecking products

Let’s say no to more huge screens on St Philips Causeway

Update 9th August 2019: The appeal was concluded on 27th June 2019 and the decision was split. This means that the rejection was upheld for sign B, but permission was granted for Insite Poster Properties to proceed with construction of sign A, subject to certain conditions. You can read the report in more detail by entering…Continue reading Let’s say no to more huge screens on St Philips Causeway