Bristol City Council Fails in Bid to Serve Discontinuance Notice on Billboard on Turbo Island.
Below, the Inspector’s judgement. Particularly illuminating are Paragraphs 11 and 12, of which a small excerpt is quoted below:
The (Hoarding is not) preventing regeneration of the wider area or the immediate site, and indeed it may have some beneficial impacts in reducing the amount of graffiti. Consequently, the appeal should be upheld and the Discontinuance Notice quashed.
The gulf in understanding between the People of Stokes Croft and those whose decisions have a direct impact on our future, remains huge…