Thanks everyone for their input.
mg – I accept your point “if ” I was an investor looking for a profit and had no intention of taking the property – as you indicate , in this case it would be a “no brainer”. Had I been an investor , I would have looked for a development with a much lower deposit and in an area that had greater “potential” capital growth.
As I said earlier , this is down to unforeseen family / financial circumstances that , without going in to detail , in my wildest dreams , I would never have envisaged and the property was intended to be a family holiday home and was chosen on its location , nothing more.
Just really trying to get to the facts of my options for “damage limitation”.
Maria – I dont believe that I have consented to the delay other than accepting a BG extension – does that constitute acceptance?
Thanks again everyone.