A proposal to build up 175 homes in Clacton has been refused by Tendring District Council (TDC).
Ray Chapman Associates had applied to TDC to build the development, which included open space, on land south of Centenary Way.
Council planning officers have rejected the proposals as they fall outside of the settlement boundary as outlined both in the existing Local Plan and the emerging new Local Plan.
The planned development also falls within the ‘green gap’ separating Clacton from Little Clacton.
No Section 106 – an agreement determining developer contributions to community facilities such as school places – was completed prior to determination which is contrary to the relevant planning policies.