At the front of the bungalow that I purchased a few years ago there is a high pole which is the source of electrical supply to a number of properties in the road. Three power cables run to several adjacent houses and are of no problem to me. However the supply to my bungalow and two others adjacent properties is via a cable that runs down the side and then across the back of my bungalow and further on to the other two bungalows. Now that I wish to extend my bungalow at the back, utilising a flat roof, I am told this cable will have to be moved from its current position just under the eaves. My current supply contract is with E-on but I am not sure whether they would be considered responsible or whether I need to contact any other organisation. Will I be liable for the costs incurred in moving this cable ? As a matter of interest, who 'owns' the pole that has been installed on my land and am I due any 'rental' charges because of the position it occupies ?
I think I have read a very similar report some where else. Moving supply cables can be very expensive but you can also be lucky the main thing is what has happened in the past it is not unknown for permission not to have been granted to the DNO for poles and for owners to have them moved free of charge but also it's all to frequent that we find the moving of an electric supply costs more than building the extension.
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