MOMENTUM continues to build in a campaign to stop a 25-storey tower at Kellyville.
Home owners near 301 Samantha Riley Drive, Kellyville, say a development proposal for the council to rezone the area to allow five towers, with the tallest between 20 and 25 storeys, is "obscene" as is is surrounded by single and double storey houses.
Residents have vowed to continue to fight the development.
The Samantha Riley Residents Action Group protested last week against the rezoning and say they will continue to fight the mammoth development.
Fred Warren, who lives across the road from the site, said though he would ultimately like to see no development until the North West Rail Link was built, he knew that was unlikely.
‘‘If it was just taken back to its original concept [of six storeys] I think that would be acceptable to most people,’’ Mr Warren said.
‘‘But even then that will put significant pressure on our roads.’’
In 2011 the council voted to limit the development to eight storeys.
But councillors said the state government had indicated the site was capable of higher density given its proximity to the future North West Rail Link.
Baulkham Hills MP David Elliott called the 25-storey proposal ‘‘ludicrous’’. ‘‘There will be some medium to high density along the rail stations but 25 storeys just doesn’t make sense.’’
He said he was confident the council would deal with the matter appropriately.
Councillor Michelle Byrne agreed 25 storeys was too high.
‘‘There’s development and then there’s over-development,’’ Cr Byrne said.
Cr Byrne said the site was already zoned for six storeys and she thought development between six to nine storeys would be suitable.
It is understood the site’s rezoning will be discussed in an extraordinary council meeting on August 7.