City planners have given the go ahead to a major 335-home development despite concerns there is not enough car park spaces for residents.
The development by Crest Nicholson, on the corner of Bristol Street and Lee Bank Middleway, is the final phase of the Park Central housing complex.
Known as 'zone 11', the land had initially been earmarked for an Asda store and 27-storey tower block but a series of protracted planning wrangles with a rival Tesco development led to a change of plan.
This latest incarnation will see six buildings of up to ten storeys each, plus a convenience store, café and gym.
While welcoming the development of more housing on the edge of the city centre, council planning committee members had concerns there were just 270 parking spaces for the 335 flats.
Coun Gareth Moore (Con Erdington) said: "Why are people who are renting being discriminated against and not having parking provided?"
But planning officer Lesley Sheldrake replied that many people living in the city centre did not have a car because of transport networks.
She said: "For example, The Mailbox is somewhere where there was 100 per cent parking provision but most of the time only 50 per cent is being used."