No nothing like that. It's just a small driveway/ concrete parking space directly in front of the house with no dividing wall or fence between the houses on either side.
In front of your home, usually on the pavement, you should see a small, plastic cover plate where the VM cable will emerge from when it is pulled through (may be badged as VM or CATV or one of the earlier cable TV companies).
The cable will emerge there and will have to run from that point to the front all of the house where a plastic junction box ('omnibox') is fitted. From that point the cables are run inside the home.
Are you a tenant and, therefore, unable to authorise 'construction' type works to the driveway or a homeowner just concerned about the way in which the contractors might set about the job?