Calls for a new law which would require more investment in Birmingham at the expense of London are to be made at a summit tomorrow.
The Town & Country Planning Association will be meeting in Birmingham to discuss proposals to attract more investment away from the capital and into the Midlands.
The body, the country's leading town planning pressure group, has invited a commission of leading MPs and academics who will hear claims that Birmingham is being swallowed by an economy generated by the London "mega-city".
Concerns will also be raised about the loss of much of the region's manufacturing industry and Birmingham's transport infrastructure.
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