Outdated planning policies have left Birmingham's neighbourhoods reeling from badly parked cars, blocked driveways and congested roads, it has emerged.
Guidelines issued in 2012 have allowed a string of developers to build student halls of residence, extend university and hospital facilities, open new care homes and put up city centre apartment blocks while providing few, if any, parking spaces.
Meanwhile, neighbourhoods like Edgbaston, Selly Oak and the city centre have seen their residential roads increasingly choked with on-street parking.
There have even been heated exchanges between residents and visitors over parking spaces.
Now, councillors have voted for a full, city-wide review of parking policy after being inundated with complaints over blocked streets.
Coun Deirdre Alden (Con Edgbaston) said: "In Edgbaston, we have a particular problem as we have two universities, the mega Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the new dental hospital, two stations, neither of which has a car park, and we're close to the city centre so people feel they can dump their car in a residential street and hop on a bus into town.
"The streets of Edgbaston resemble one huge car park. Residents are up in arms about it."
She said that parking spaces included in planning applications were often cut because council policy insisted they "encourage car use" and many of the vehicles end up parked on the roadside.
Her colleague Coun Gareth Moore (Con Erdington) has constantly highlighted the lack of parking spaces attached to new developments since joining the council's planning committee last year.
He said that an eight-story student block was approved for Bromsgrove Street with no parking provided because the policy expected students in particular not to have cars.
He said that, even if they walked to lectures, many still had cars for travelling back to their home towns at weekends and shopping trips and they needed to park somewhere.
He pointed out the maximum parking space requirements were axed by the Government in 2011.
"Quite frankly, we have a ludicrous situation where the guidance being issued by this council is wrong. We're still trying to enforce maximum parking standards. Our policy is out of date," he added.
The maximum parking requirement was designed to limit the amount of parking spaces to encourage people to use public transport but instead the pressure is placed on neighbouring roads.
Cabinet member for development Tahir Ali (Lab Nechells) said his department was undertaking a review of parking policy in the city centre but would now extend it city wide.
He said: "There's a real issue with car parking and the growing number of cars. Clearly, we cannot physically grow our road network and there is a real issue with air quality.
"There is a need to provide an alternative to the use of public cars. Public transport or cycling or walking. There is a need for off-road parking."