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Series

Monoliths

Title

But wait... what's this?

Date

Wednesday 15 September 2021

Description

On the surface, it looks like this is a straightforward planning application to put up a notice board in Victoria Street. But it's not... not by a long shot.

The planning application documents contains supporting information from the giant advertising company Clear Channel. You see their name all over bus stops.

That document refers to Clear Channel having a contract with Torbay Council to install monoliths..., sorry, advertising opportunites, all over the bay.

The tender document that went out from Torbay Council Business Development people said (paraphasing): Because of central government cutbacks we don't have any money, so we are auctioning off prime locations in Torbay for you (and us) to make some dosh.

These locations are also known as... assets.

Last Updated: Wednesday 12 January 2022