Property problems: Knoxfield resident
RESIDENTS worried about overdevelopment in
They took their case to Knox Council's planning consultative meeting last week, with
"I don't think they have any idea. If they were people who actually lived in the houses ... they would understand what happens,'' he said.
"People like living here because of the wildlife, the birdlife, the leafy green tree area.''
Mr Simpson said 100-year-old canopy trees and 80-year-old eucalypts were under threat should the development at
"To replace those with five double-storey townhouses and one single-storey unit, is just crazy.
"The traffic problems caused by this development would be terrible.''
Mr Simpson also criticised the development at
He said the proposed double-storey townhouses would not fit in with the "image'' of Knoxfield.
Mr Simpson said residents would continue to fight hard.
"As soon as one gets approved there will be no holding back from the other ones. It will just escalate.
"We could be surrounded by double-storey townhouses on our own individual blocks.''
Knox councillor Debbie Field said the residents had put forward a strong case.
"A lot of people may jump up and down and make a lot of noise, but the residents to their credit were very polite about putting forward the facts,'' she said
"They had really done their homework.''
Knox Council was unable to provide details of the developer by deadline.
The future of the developments will be decided at a council meeting in September.