Controversial plans to build 16 new homes in a unique garden suburb in Harborne will finally come before planners this week.
Developers want to build the houses on Harborne’s historic Moorpool Estate.
Ever since the proposals were first revealed several years ago, residents and councillors have fought against them saying they will ruin the character and charm of the estate.
Moorpool was founded in 1907 and has 500 homes as well as a picturesque village hall, theatre, allotments, tennis courts and a bowling green – less than half a mile from the busy Harborne shopping centre.
The estate is owned by Oxfordshire company Graingers, whose application to build the new homes will be considered by the city council’s planning committee on Thursday where it is recommended for approval.
All the local Conservative councillors, Edgbaston Labour MP Gisela Stuart and 140 residents have written letters of objection to the scheme.
The proposals are for 15 three-bedroomed houses on Ravenhurst Road and one in Wentworth Gate which would involve knocking down 137 garages and losing 12 allotments.
But Graingers say only 24 of the garages are used for everyday parking by residents while the 12 allotments are disused and overgrown.
To compensate they will bring back into use 26 other plots which are currently disused.