A Sidcup mum claims she will have to move out of her home because of a "buzzing" phone mast erected just metres from her window.

Natasha Gooda, of Sydney Road, has lived in her home for 14 years, and it's the only home her son has ever known, but she's been desperate to move out

ever since Monday when the Vodafone mast was switched on.

She said: "I think it is 50/50 whether these things are health risks and I'm not prepared to take a chance. My son is devastated because it is the only house he has ever known.

"I can hear a humming sound coming from it and it's right outside my bedroom. It's just so close. I thought I was being paranoid but everybody I have spoken too are telling me the same thing.

"I feel I have no choice but to leave my home as I have a child I’m worried about the health implications being this close to it. It may as well be in my living room."

Several previous applications for a phone mast in Sydney Road have been rejected for either the proximity to homes or for the mast being excessively large and incongruous.

But in May last year, planning permission was granted for a replacement 18 metre floodlight tower at the sports club, which including the phone mast.

Ms Gooda, a university student, added: "I've lived here for 14 years but I've been staying at my mum's on a camp bed. Nobody mentioned this to me, the builders were just there. I feel like I have to move out and I am scrambling around looking for somewhere to move to."

A spokesman for Vodafone said that if Ms Gooda had noise concerns they would be happy to investigate.

The spokesman said: "We understand that some people have concerns about health issues related to masts but, in order to provide a mobile phone service, masts must be located where customers want to use their phones - where they live, work and travel.

"Masts are very low powered and they are designed to comply with international guidelines established to protect the public wherever they are in relation to them. "Despite many decades of research, there is no convincing evidence of any health impacts within those guideline levels."