During our campaign research we have come across the story of the Hawthorn Rise development in Cheltenham, a development of 270 properties by Bloor Homes, Taylor Wimpey (again!) and Crest Nicholson.
Their story is that Openreach deemed their cabinet as not commercially viable (note that we have almost a third more properties than they do) and provided a gap-funding quote of £7,129 at the second attempt. The developers were eventually persuaded to cover this cost.
We believe that with the level of registrations we have and the higher number of properties, our cabinet should still be commercially viable to Openreach without any gap funding requirement, but hopefully our engagement with them will make the current position clear in the near future.