I recently moved into a new house and there is virgin cabling everywhere cut straight through the walls of the property. This is not just an unsightly mess and inconvenience but also a hazard as there is surplus cabling across the floor in the house, the garden and at neck height around the property. A hazard for us as well as for building who will be carrying out renovations at the house.
How do I arrange for all this cable to be removed?
You would be able to remove any internal cabling, should be able to just unscrew from appropriate splitter. If there's a termination plug on any such splitter, ensure to reconnect afterwards.
You wouldn't be able to remove the cable which goes from the road duct to the house as this is considered a utility feed and goes all the way back to the nearest cabinet.
not true - there is no legislation stating its a utility - VM have no policy or appear not to have about cable removal - if its a health and safety risk the MAY come out - they certainly say they will but getting that to happen can be difficult - if its just an untidy mess they will [usually] walk away from it - advice recently on here from VM area managers is do what you want
so as said above VM's policy seems to be that they dont have a policy - you will get different answers depending on which staff member picks up the thread - you can and should wait for VM to comment but if it goes round in circles as its prone to do there is no legislation to stop you removing it - that is not the same as good practice as cutting the feed cable can impact the network - but i would say that if you give VM time and notice and they do nothing then any problems created in their network is down to them