Fears are growing that a new development of flats in Moseley could threaten the future of a popular pub as city planners are poised to give the project the green light.
Birmingham Properties Group is expected to receive permission on Thursday to build 46 new apartments and a commercial unit on land next to the Prince of Wales in Alcester Road.
But the pub's online petition, launched last year, has garnered more than 18,950 signatures opposing the development and is now calling on supporters to attend this week's meeting of Birmingham City Council's planning committee to voice their opposition.
The petition says: "This development will force the award-winning beer garden to stop hosting events, gigs and screening major sporting fixtures. It will change the pub forever.
"If you feel as strongly as we do about this development, then please make your voice heard and attend the planning consultation."
The debate echoes the history of the Fiddle and Bone pub off Broad Street which was closed for more than a decade, with noise complaints from nearby apartment blocks cited as one of the reasons.
The Prince of Wales' landlord Keith Marsden, who has lodged the petition, also argues that the density of the proposed project is too high and the developer's contribution - known as a Section 106 agreement - is too low at £50,000.
There is no affordable housing included in the plans but the Section 106 contribution would be used to fund this in another location.
Mr Marsden said: "The threat to the beer garden is absolutely real. It is a vital part of the pub and has much more space than the interior.
"We don't serve food at the Prince and 80 per cent of our trade is done at the weekend such as when we host events or show sport on the big screen in the garden.
"If we get noise complaints and are forced to close the beer garden and stop doing events, it will seriously undermine the future viability of the pub."
He added: "I would like to see a development with less density and fewer flats which fulfils Moseley's needs such as more mixed uses and extra commercial units.
"The proposed building has flats which overlook the beer garden so I'd also like a different design that does not invite noise complaints."
Birmingham Properties Group said: "This is the third application to be considered for residential development on this site - both previous applications were approved.
"Despite this history, the current application has been with Birmingham City Council for determination for ten months in order to ensure a thorough review of all issues, particularly noise.
"A new noise assessment was submitted with the application and, following objections, a further assessment was required to address the effects of a live band playing in the garden.
"The objector was given the opportunity to comment on this assessment and the applicants responded to these comments.
"A detailed scheme to prevent noise affecting new residents was required by Birmingham City Council planning department."