Virgin has been cabling my street this week and this morning I woke up to a brand new street cabinet just outside my house. The cabinet was supposed to be installed about 1.5mt along the road, between my and a neighbouring property (there are even street markings showing where it was supposed to go), but instead it popped up in front of mine. This is an issue as it causes problems with parking and getting the baby carrier in and out of the car. I would like it to be installed where it originally was supposed to go. The building crew is still on the street, but they "are just doing what they are told". I contacted customer services, but I would like for them to fix the issue while the crew is still on my street. Any idea who to contact to sort this out quickly?
it's possible the original proposed position couldn't be used due to other logistical issues. as said, unless it's blocking an already existing driveway then there won't be anything you can really do about it.
Apart from protected areas VM does not require planning permission for installing new street cabinets as they come under permitted development, although councils do expect minimal impact on residents. Unless a big cabinet is a health or safety hazard (most unlikely), is located in front of your dropped kerb (most unlikely) or is blocking most of the light into your front room it won't be moved.