We are about to undertake a self build. To reach the plot we turn in from a B road onto an access road and then drive approximately 50 yds to the start of the site on our right. This turn in onto the access road is quite tight with little room for manoeuvre. A further problem is a domestic power line which hangs across the access road but is quite low and will make it difficult for a crane to enter the site or large cement mixer lorry. On one side of the access road entrance is a small retail shop and on the other side of the access road are two cottages. It is almost as if the electricity supply runs from say a main supply to the small commercial property and is then fed over the access road to the two cottages. Does anyone know if there is a way this line could be raised temporarily – would National Grid do this sort of job. Also we are paying quite a lot of money to have the new electricity supply brought into the site to the two new self builds and wondered whether it would be worthwhile asking if the people in the other properties, especially the two cottages would like their supply putting underground with ours. Has anyone ever come across this problem before and does any kind person have a solution.
Any help would be greatly appreciate.