cobalt wrote:NTL are after stringing a load of cable around my house, clambering over my roof, and hammering support wire structures into my gable end. I'm not an NTL customer, don't want to be, and none of this has my permission. They didn't even try asking - I just came home to find they'd done it. I'm trying to get them to remove it. It's not easy!
I'm wondering now if I could point out to them that since the house is a protected structure, such works would need planning permission, which they don't have, and they could be prosecuted for this. Is this accurate? Or could a case only be brought against me as the owner - even though the works were carried out without my knowledge or permission?
NTL recently needed to replace the cable across my house and they did ask our permission. We said no and eventually we agreed that they could run it up behind a drainpipe, along the inside of the gutter and back down behind a drainpipe 2 doors up. The difference in the look is great
I'd write to NTL asking them to re-route (offer them an alternative) and point out that you didn't get asked permission, it needs to be done by end August or you'll have to write to the planning deprtment in your local council.