So far nobody I've done any work for or even just spoken to about this gives a d*** about complying with Part P.
The local district council is regarded with utter contempt by almost everybody you speak to in this area. There are many rumors of corruption, thanks to perfectly reasonable planning applications being rejected out-of-hand while developers have gotten away with all sorts of things despite local objections.
In a village a couple of miles away, clifftop homes are falling into the sea because the council (in conjunction with the Environment Agency) has abandoned maintenance of the sea defenses. This same council then tried to tell some of those people that they would bill them thousands for demolition of their now-worthless homes when they were declared too close to the eroding edge for safety.
The roads in outlying villages are not maintained properly, and I shouldn't think the drainage has had anything done to it for years, so as soon as we get any quantity of rain the backlanes flood. About all we get for our money is weekly refuse collection.
Given such a background coupled with the extortionate rises in council tax of recent years (it has more than doubled since I moved here almost 9 years ago), is it surprising that nobody intends to pay the council for something which has almost zero likelihood of being detected?
P.S. I'm not ranting at any of you, just venting on the council as a local resident who is as fed-up with them as everybody else around here!
[This message has been edited by pauluk (edited 04-16-2005).]