A development of four homes in Frating has been turned down due to the harm it would cause in the countryside.
Norfolk Farm put forward the scheme for the detached bungalows with garages on land to the back of Barleyfields and Spiritditch in Bromley Road.
The outline proposal was opposed by Frating Parish Council on a number of grounds and there were 11 letters of objection received by Tendring District Council (TDC).
The site is part of a larger parcel of land forming arable farmland to the west of the village.
Each of the properties would have had a garage and a parking space.
TDC decided the location was in the countryside and needed to be protected, falling outside any recognised settlement development boundary.
It would also be harmful to the open and rural character of the area and was both socially and environmentally unsustainable.
On top of that it was unacceptable backland development which went against the Council’s policies.