Thanks, mate. Probably what I will end up doing and hoping for the best heh.
Just had a look at the estate concerned. The ducting is terminated at the end of the road, so its pretty obvious the builder had no partnership agreement with Virgin.
There are infrastructure embargos on all new estates of anything from 5 to 10 years, so these have to expire before you would even be considered for "infill" build. That would then be dependent on a large interest from the rest of the residents to make it viable.
As a Very Insightful Person, I'm here to share my knowledge. I don't work for Virgin Media.