I checked this with the council who had no idea what Openreach were talking about and informed they had done precisely nothing to prevent NGA rollout beyond refusing some planning applications in conservation areas where they contravened planning policy.
My own cabinet was not in a conservation area and there was no council obstruction to Openreach deploying it per the original schedule of September 2010.
Just to mention the above regarding an 'embargo' apparently comes from the project manager.
you have been delayed 2 years?
Not me personally but yes this cabinet.