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Dropped kerb planning rejected due to RPA

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12 minutes ago, Gajendra said:

Thanks Julian, what does this mean for me? Are you suggesting that council could still tell me what is done is done and I still have no chance? If that is the case I might as well get someone to install the dropped kerb and tell council to go after Virgin first then come to me haha

Utility companies have their own set of rules to go by. 

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Obviously we haven’t seen the pictures of the cable companies excavations for context but usually these would be smaller channels of work by comparison to a full drop curb installation - depending on the site layout, work carried out and how over zealous the operatives got!

As others have said the cable companies have powers to maintain their network but should be adhering to the NJUG guidelines. The emphasis on should.

I have a case very similar to yours, the original application was declined by a colleague due to the RPA but the client is now engaging with a planning consultant to work with an arb consultant to put forward a solution for consideration. They will submit this to the council and we can consider the application, councils can be flexible and think outside the box. In your situation you will have a procedure to follow and potentially put forward a suitable solution for consideration. I’m still unsure how it would work in practice as systems such as Geocell aren’t suitable.

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On 12/01/2022 at 14:08, Gajendra said:

Update: Yesterday, Virgin media came to install new cable for us and guess what they started digging the pavement!! I asked them how come they were allowed to dig and they said they have permission to dig from the council. They dug about 1.5ft deep, surely I don't have to dig that deep to install dropped kerb. I have sent a new email to council with all the pictures let's see what they have to say about this.

 

Missed a trick there . Should have asked the cable guys for a cash price to drop the curb .

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2 hours ago, Stubby said:

Missed a trick there . Should have asked the cable guys for a cash price to drop the curb .

I did offered him the job but he said he's not getting involved 😂

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