THE possibility of high density housing in their area has enraged a group of Wetherill Park residents.
On Tuesday night Fairfield Council will determine whether the plan becomes a reality.
The council will determine the rezoning of 46 Cobbett Street and 1184 The Horsley Drive to allow for a six-storey, 147-unit apartment block, as well as one separate three-storey and another two-storey building.
The proposal was received by council in July 2011.
Resident Pat Sganga said he wasn't against development, just the scale.
At a recent meeting of council he argued that approval be capped for medium density development — no greater than two-storeys.
"Having high-density housing in our area is far too drastic and out of place. Even the busy town centre Stockland is of low structure," Mr Sganga said.
"This will cause havoc with cars being parked on residential streets. It will also disturb the peaceful nature of the area. I would rather see medium-[density] dwellings."
At the same meeting another resident, Paul Smoulders, agreed and told councillors he wanted development that was sympathetic to the area.
"My house is my single most important investment of my life. It secures my future and the future of my children. This development will bring the value of my property down," he said. "Crime is also a concern. We already have issues with the T-way, and high-rise developments does increase the crime."
At public exhibition last year the council received 17 submissions, including a petition containing 35 signatures.