Plans to knock down the Fat Goose pub and restaurant in Tendring and replace it with three homes will not be on the menu.
The scheme involved two four bedroom detached properties on land in Heath Road along with a micropub and flat on the first floor.
The proposal by Fat Goose Property Developments included parking and amenity space.
Tendring District Council (TDC) previously rejected a similar application for three new homes and a convenience store following the demolition of the existing buildings.
It has now refused planning permission for the latest plans – which were also opposed by Tendring Parish Council.
No other letters of representation were received.
TDC decided that the site is in an isolated location outside the settlement development boundary of the village.
It goes against policies governing development in the countryside along with the loss of a community facility which provides employment. There was not sufficient evidence provided to show that it was no longer viable.
The proposal also lacked sufficient parking or amenity space.