A bid to build a small supermarket on the site of a historic Birmingham pub seems set to be rejected for a second time in two years.
Sainsbury's wants to build a convenience store on the front car park of the Navigation Pub at Kings Norton Green but has been met with objections.
Two years ago, Co-op wanted to demolish the pub and build a store but this was refused by city planners following a campaign from residents and pub regulars.
This new application does not propose demolishing the pub but building the store on the car park, losing 42 parking spaces in the process.
The council's planning committee, which meets on October 2 to decide the application, will also be considering plans to demolish partially and renovate a run down shopping parade opposite - also recommended for refusal.
Coun Val Seabright (Lab Kings Norton) welcomed both planning reports.
She said: "I am pleased planning officers have said the Navigation plan should be refused.
"There is a lot of concern locally about this. There was a large campaign two years ago to stop development here and people have the same concerns now."
There were still concerns over the long term future of the pub, she added.
In both cases, planning officers raised concerns about the designs for the new buildings and impact on the Kings Norton Green Conservation Area.
In addition, they argue the Navigation site is too constrained to have both a store and a pub.
A report to committee states: "The proposed service provision and manoeuvring space is considered inadequate, with potential conflict resulting between service vehicles and cars and pedestrians in the vicinity of the site access at Wharf Road."
The second application for 287-299 Pershore Road proposes demolition of houses and renovation and modernisation of the 1930s shopping parade to include two shops and three apartments above.
The report states that, while redevelopment is acceptable in principle, "the proposal in its current form is of an unacceptable design, which would be unsympathetic to the site's surroundings and would, consequently, detract from the character of the conservation area."