Plans to build a three-bedroom detached bungalow on a plot of land in Ardleigh have been rejected.
Peter Fincham submitted the application for land next to The Gables in Chapel Lane and it has been refused by Tendring District Council (TDC).
The proposal for the property on an overgrown site included parking and a turning area with mature trees and hedging to be retained.
TDC decided the location was not socially sustainable and is outside the settlement development boundary when the Council is getting close to achieving its five year housing land supply.
Ardleigh Parish Council did not comment on the scheme and no other representations were received.