Digital Billboard Application in LS12

There is a new application for two 3×6 m digital billboards at Copley Hill Works, LS12 1HZ (reference 20/06857/ADV). The application seeks to replace four paper billboards with two digital ones, and the deadline for objections is the 18th of November. Here is how to object: – follow the link to the planning portal here – open the comments tab and log in with your … Continue reading Digital Billboard Application in LS12

Save the date: Adfree cities conference online coming up

Imagine a city free from corporate advertising… Online conference, free to attend. Register to receive joining details. Sessions 11am – 12 noon. Stop adverts fuelling the climate emergency: How to persuade your local council to introduce curbs on advertising for high carbon products. Part of the ‘Badvertising’ campaign with New Weather Institute and Possible. 1pm – 2pm: Street art tour: Travel the UK with us (virtually!) to see some inspiring examples of people … Continue reading Save the date: Adfree cities conference online coming up

Rejected application for a digital billboard on York Road!

Anoter success for the community of Leeds this year! The application for replacing a paper billboard with a digital one in 272 York Road was rejected on the grounds of amenity, thanks for all your objections as they really made a difference! This billboard was not only going to be an eyesore for the community, bombarding them with ads pushing for overconsumption. It would also … Continue reading Rejected application for a digital billboard on York Road!

We already live in a world where our windows look towards … huge digital billboards! Time to object!

There is a new application for a digital billboard at Rajas Curry House 272 York Road Leeds LS9 9DN. The official deadline for objections has already passed but luckily we can still submit objections until the planning meeting. Here is how you object: – follow the link to the planning portal here – open the comments tab and log in with your credentials – write a few lines about why you think … Continue reading We already live in a world where our windows look towards … huge digital billboards! Time to object!

Rethinking public spaces in cities

If not ads, what do we want to see in our public spaces? If you’ve been with us for some time, you probably know already that we at AdBlock Leeds don’t particularly like having our public spaces crammed with aggressive ads. But this is not all. It is not just that we are against corporate advertising. It is more that corporate advertising is incompatible with … Continue reading Rethinking public spaces in cities

New digital billboard application on A64(M) in LS1 6PQ (reference 20/02262/ADV)

Advertising giant JCDecaux has submitted yet another application to the Leeds city council to build a 3.5 x 6.5 m electronic billboard on the A64, in LS1 6PQ. This is just before the slip road merges into the A64, where cars coming from the city try to join the highway. What a great spot to be distracted! The deadline for objections is the 19th of … Continue reading New digital billboard application on A64(M) in LS1 6PQ (reference 20/02262/ADV)

Digital billboard application on Woodhouse Lane in LS2 3AX (reference 20/02263/ADV)

Advertising Giant JCDecaux has submitted yet another application to the Leeds city council to build a 3.5 x 6.5 m electronic billboard on Woodhouse Lane in LS2 3AX. JCDecaux wants to fill up a currently open space in a grassy area with a new billboard. The deadline for objections is the 15th of May. There are multiple reasons why this is a bad idea. Below … Continue reading Digital billboard application on Woodhouse Lane in LS2 3AX (reference 20/02263/ADV)

Digital billboard application on the roundabout on LS12 6HX (reference 20/01535/ADV)

There is a new application to the Leeds city council to build an electronic billboard on the roundabout in LS12 6HX (planning reference: 20/01535/ADV). This electronic billboard would replace an existing paper one, which means more ads (since the electronic one will be displaying a new image every 10 seconds or so) and more visual impact (because digital billboards are brighter than paper ones). The … Continue reading Digital billboard application on the roundabout on LS12 6HX (reference 20/01535/ADV)

Rejected application for a planning permission for a digital ad in Sheepscar, Leeds!

We found out that an application for a new digital ad display in Sheepscar was rejected on 22 January 2020 on the grounds of amenity. We previously submitted a disapproving comment as we had concerns about increased energy use and climate change, so we are overall very pleased with the rejection. The application’s number is 19/07383/ADV and concerned a proposal to replace the current internally … Continue reading Rejected application for a planning permission for a digital ad in Sheepscar, Leeds!

Digital 8×5 m billboard application on the land close to the Eastgate Roundabout

There is a new application to the Leeds City Council to build a new hotel in LS2 on the land between Eastgate Roundabout, Dyer Street And St Peters Street A61. As a part of that they plan to also put up a giant digital advertisement screen on one of the facades of the hotel. Deadline for objections is on Monday, November 18th, 2019. To make … Continue reading Digital 8×5 m billboard application on the land close to the Eastgate Roundabout