There will have been delays due to Olympic lock downs of course.
Perhaps that has got lost in translation
Beyond that they have built cabinets since then, apparently unbeknownst to them.
I have sent you a mail Andrew.
EDIT: However in summary it comes down to this:
There have been several issues raised between Openreach and your local council.
All work was stopped by the council and this cab was part of that deployment that was stopped.
We are working with the council on a number of cabs that had planning issues in an effort to establish grounds on which to commence deployment again.
Here's the Openreach Project Manager's views.
Yes itís part of the embargo regarding all work to be stopped in LBR . Hopefully we can agree to commence work on existing cabs soon, we are working with them on number of cabs with planning issues and that work is coming to an end soon so a decision will be made as to whether to commence work again.
This was made all the more laughable as a quick look on Streetworks showed construction in progress
when this was sent.
I can only comment on planning matters and particularly those cabinets sited within conservation areas which needed prior approval. The local planning authority has never had an embargo against the cabinets. However, where these needed prior approval, we have considered their siting and design, and if they have not met with policy requirements, these have been refused. Notwithstanding this, where there have been refusals, we have worked with BT to try and resolve matters.
This cabinet wasn't in a conservation area, no prior approval was required. The embargo for the Olympics was brief outside of those areas on the cycle route.
Perhaps this frames things better.
Edited by Ignitionnet (Tue 11-Sep-12 20:28:06)