Residents in Worcester Park are campaigning to move a 5G mast that was erected in their neighbourhood.

The 20m mast appeared on the end of Timbercroft and Kingston Road in March 2020 and was constructed by telecommunications company EE Limited / Hutchison 3G.

Epsom and Ewell Council has said the appropriate planning permission was sought.

But residents have complained that the mast was erected without consultation and in the wrong location.

They have formed a petition called “Move the Mast” – and are threatening legal action to get it taken down.

Surrey Comet: The 5G mast from a resident's gardenThe 5G mast from a resident's garden


Sarah Geraghty, who lives on Timbercroft Road, described the object as an “eyesore.” She said the planning application contains inaccuracies.

“We have spent months liaising with the council and reviewing the details of the application in full and believe the mast has been erected in the wrong location and should have been a replacement mast for the one on the opposite corner, outside Co-op,” Ms Geraghty said.

She added that the Council said 117 neighbouring properties were consulted and no comments received.

“We contacted all of the properties by mailshot – 59 responded and signed to say they did not receive any notification. One shop, the Post office on Ruxley Lane, remembers receiving the letter and responded with an objection. This shop can’t even see the mast in its current location,” Ms Geraghty said.

Surrey Comet: 'Move the mast' banner on Timbercroft Road'Move the mast' banner on Timbercroft Road

Epsom and Ewell MP, Chris Grayling, has backed the neighbours calls for the mast to be removed.

“I am in little doubt that something has gone badly wrong here. The mast is clearly not in the place that anyone expected. I can’t understand why the Borough Council hasn’t intervened, and I hope that they will do so now,” he said.

A Council spokesperson denied the mast was in the wrong place.

“The mast has planning permission having been assessed against Council and national planning policy.

Consultation was undertaken in accordance with the Council’s adopted Statement of Community Involvement and statutory requirements.

“Council officers have confirmed that the mast has been erected in accordance with the approved plans.”

EE has been contacted for comment.