So a quick update for those interested.
After A&A opened a case with Openreach and WBC FTTP became available at my property I placed an order and on 12th September an engineer turned up to rod and rope. He did manage to rope the duct from my house to the pavement chamber but not from pavement chamber to base of the pole. Said it might need the dig team as the ducting looks like it is not finished to a good standard. The ducting starts a couple of feet away from the base of the pole meaning the existing copper line is exposed and not very secure.
Since then, I've had 2 install appointments scheduled and missed, and now have one scheduled for the end of the month (50 days after my original order) and no sign of dig works yet.
A&A have escalated but no further information forthcoming from OR