A group campaigning against plans to build a road through green belt land face councillors today in a bid to change their minds.
People living in the village of Stonnall, Staffordshire, have been battling for nearly six months against proposals by neighbouring Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to build a bypass near their homes.
The new road would lead from the A5 in Brownhills, Walsall, and run through green belt land in Lichfield, Staffordshire, before linking up with the A452 Chester Road.
Walsall Council claims the road is needed to ease congestion in Brownhills and said it is working with Lichfield District Council and Staffordshire Country Council to get the road approved.
Villagers feared the road would ruin their quiet community forever and formed a pressure group called SCAR - Stonnall Campaign Against Roads. On Monday SCAR was told Lichfield District Council had withdrawn its support for the road.
Up to 20 SCAR members will now try to persuade a meeting of the Walsall Council cabinet to rethink its plans later today.