Health chiefs who were forced to revise plans for a new mental health unit in Birmingham following objections from residents will discuss the scheme with the local community tomorrow.

The original plans for a £ 20 million unit in the grounds of Moseley Hall Hospital were scrapped after campaigners against the proposals won a judicial review earlier this year.

Initial proposals for a 63-bed extension to the hospital were approved by Birmingham City Council, but residents claimed it looked like an "airport terminal".

It would have meant demolishing 1,700 square metres of the hospital and replacing it with a 6,300 square metres complex.

Residents will be able to air their views on the plans in the lecture theatre at Moseley Hall Hospital, off Alcester Road, at 7pm.

The new unit forms part of the Birmingham New Hospitals Project, which also includes a new 1,231-bed " superhospital" on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital site in Edgbaston.

It would cater for elderly patients displaced from the Queen Elizabeth Psychiatric Hospital.

Dr Jonathan Shapiro, chairman of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust, said: "We welcomed the input from local residents following our original plans and have now incorporated features that will make this a fabulous building, combining old and new architectural design.

"Moseley Hall Hospital is central to the catchment area for South Birmingham patients and their families, and on a site where older adult physical health services are already delivered.

"We respected the concerns that local people expressed to us and believe that our enhanced design will provide a unit on the Moseley Hall site that will indeed be one of which Moseley can be proud."

Although planning permission was quashed by a challenge from Amesbury Reddings Ltd, on behalf of the local residents, Birmingham and Black Country Strategic Health Authority agreed in June to re- submit the application.

Changes made to the plans include lowering the building's height by 10ft where it overlooks residential roads.

The city council's planning committee is expected to consider the revised proposals for Moseley Hall Hospital during next month's meeting.