A proposal to build three new homes on agricultural land in Great Holland has been refused.
Melvyn Reid put forward a planning application for the site north east of Pork Lane which is outside the village boundary.
Frinton and Walton Town Council strongly opposed the outline scheme and there were five letters of objection from residents.
Tendring District Council (TDC) agreed and turned down planning permission as it was against countryside policies.
Great Holland is categorised as a smaller rural settlement with a limited range of local services and is one of the least sustainable locations for growth and development.
TDC decided that the plans were an unacceptable intrusion into the open countryside and would fail the environmental strand of sustainability.