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Proposed site: Hartswood Road, London W12 9NG - on footway adjacent to Wendell Park near junction with Wendell Road. Roughly opposite the post box


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Top left: an existing ‘monster mast’ in Fulham












Links for more information and a poster

H&F Council’s webpage with all the planning documents. The planning application reference number is 2024/00206/TEL56.

Our simple info sheet  for this campaign is available as a PDF for printing or emailing to your friends and neighbours. All help in defeating the proposal appreciated.

A cautionary tale about what masts can do to communities.

A ‘No to 5G’ poster you can display (PDF).

Our Links page for short pamphlets, videos etc about 5G and the effects of masts.



Lack of respect for us?: The applicant did not feel all of the local schools within range were worth consulting, which would have been expected practice. Nor could a Site Notice be seen at the mast's proposed location - this would have warned local residents and visitors.

The proposal does not contain a risk assessment given the known evidence of dangers and the fact that the technology has not been tested. It does not give expected technical details like the mast’s power or the safe distance required (‘exclusion zone’)

Visual impact: At 20m / 66ft, the proposed mast would be well above the height of the buildings and trees in the area. It would stick out like a sore thumb and cause anxiety.

This is totally out of keeping with the relaxed, low-level ambience of the conservation area.

It will affect property values for those close to it – assuming that they can sell at all.

Conservation:  Trees within range would also suffer the harmful effects of radiation. They are a key part of the character of the area and provide environmental benefits.

International studies show that they would be harmed by radiation levels already being recorded against masts in our Borough. Our Local Plan gives priority to conservation. The underground wiring to the mast and cabinets could interfere with nearby trees’ roots.

Mast radiation is also harmful to pollinators, such as bees (Video).

Health and children’s safety: Several homes, schools and nurseries will be within range. So will the Wendell Park and Woodstock Grove recreation areas where families gather and children play.

Joshua Pearce of the University of Western Ontario is not ‘anti-mast’, being a shareholder of a telecoms infrastructure company. However, citing technical studies on the effects of mast radiation on children, he urges that masts should be at least 500m / 1,640ft from schools.

Equally aware of the danger, the state government in New Hampshire, USA, have moved to keep masts the same distance from schools, playgrounds and care homes.





Homes and schools in following roads are within short range of the proposed mast site

Hartswood Rd, Wendell Rd, Cobbold Rd, Kinnear Rd, Stronsa Rd, Gayford Rd, Gransden Rd, Bassein Park Rd, Cosmur Close, Rylett Cres, Binden Rd, Aylmer Rd, Emlyn Rd, Aubury Pl. 

The Wendell Park playground  in particular is at very close range:



Some locations within range: approx horiz distance (m/yds) from Google Maps


Wendell Park, children’s playground (from)

10m / 11 yds

St Saviour’s, children’s playgroup, Cobbold Rd

136m / 148 yds

Wendell Park Primary School and Family Centre, Cobbold Rd

163m / 178 yds

Woodstock Rd playground, off Emlyn Rd

218m / 237 yds

Good Shepherd Primary School, Gayford Rd

275m / 300 yds

Montessori by Busy Bees N Chiswick (Nursery School), Cobbold Rd

300m / 328 yds

Stepping Stones Nursery School, Gayford Rd

365m / 399 yds


This is important as children's bodies are still developing and they are more vulnerable to mast radiation effects. A Chief Medical Officer has called for minimising their exposure.

(To date, fortunately mast radiation readings in the northern W12 area have been some of the lowest taken in the borough. Elsewhere readings already peak at well above safety limits – and are rising. Example snapshots here, more information on request.)

To approve the mast proposal would effectively appear to compromise H&F Council’s statutory duty of care: "preventing impairment to children's health or development".  Time to remind the Council of its promise in its recent Annual Report sent to Council Tax payers: “Keeping residents safe is our No 1 priority”.

Not really needed: 5G is already available in the area for those who want it. 

5G masts are known to be energy intensive. It would be mad to approve an unnecessary mast at a time of energy conservation.




HAVE YOUR SAY…         

IN A HURRY TO OBJECT?... Just click here for an example objection.


To comment online, use the link: . Select ‘Residential amenity’ as reason.




You can also email comments


Subject: 2024/00206/TEL56

(Optionally blind copying us so we can keep track of objections – all info kept confidential. Just use the link above.)


Please make sure you object to the visual impact of the mast.



The mast would be totally out of place, towering over the buildings and trees and dominating the area. It is totally unsuitable for a conservation area.

The unwanted mast radiation will not be good for the health of adults, children or trees within range. To approve it would undermine the Council’s statutory duty of preventing impairment to children's health or development.


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The requested deadline for objections is Wed, 6 March, but please get yours in now.







The Say No To 5G campaign in H&F was set up in 2019 to stop the spread of mast radiation that’s bad for us, animals and the environment. We are active locally, spreading the word and lobbying decision-makers. We have recently released a short, readable pamphlet for H&F Council.


Click for general info on 5G.


We also support the important crowd-funded national legal action - the appeal is still open for donations.



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