The installation of a new electricity cabinet right outside some cottages in Great Missenden has been branded "shocking" - but no company seems to want to take responsibility for it. 

A tall green cabinet has been put up on an area of grass right outside The Cloisters - retirement properties by McCarthy Stone - in Great Missenden High Street. 

Mop Denson took to Twitter to complain about the "shocking placement" of the cabinet, which she says "shows absolutely no regard for the conservation area" and is "blocking out light from an over-60s cottage". 

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She added: "It's a great shame if these companies have the right to install these cabinets anywhere they fancy."

Council leader Martin Tett agreed that it was "pretty shocking placement" for a cabinet. 

Ms Denson tagged in OpenReach to see if it was one of their cabinets, but they indicated that it wasn’t.

The Bucks Free Press then asked Swish Fibre, who are working in Great Missenden to install Full Fibre broadband, if it was theirs, to which they said no.

A reporter then asked Buckinghamshire Council to confirm who installed it, and they replied that from their records, it looked like Eastern Power was the owner of the cabinet.  

A spokesman for UK Power Networks, Eastern Power’s parent company, sent someone out to check and then confirmed it wasn’t one of theirs for the supply of electricity – suggesting we contact BT instead as it appears to be a telecoms cabinet.

We did just that – but BT and OpenReach said after sending out an engineer in the area, it also wasn’t one of theirs.

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Despite no company taking responsibility for the cabinet, residents will be disappointed to hear that Buckinghamshire Council said its installation did not seem to break any rules.

A spokesman said: “Based on the info available, without having visited the site or measured the cabinet, it appears that the works are permitted development under Class B of Part 15 of the GPDO [General Permitted Development Order].

“Therefore, the works do not appear to require planning permission and the cabinet is therefore not a breach of planning control.

“Consequently, there is no further action we as a council can take in this matter.”