Councillors have rejected controversial plans to build 133 new homes on farmland in Meliden.
Penrhyn Homes had wanted to build housing at Mindale Farm, just off Ffordd Hendre, but opponents – including Prestatyn Town Council – said the local road network would not be able to cope with extra traffic.
The proposals had been recommended for approval by Denbighshire County Council – but they were turned down by the planning committee at Denbigh Town Hall on Wednesday morning.
Concerns had also been raised about the potential risk of flooding in the area and the impact the development would have on the nearby primary school, Ysgol Melyd. But Denbighshire Council said there had been only limited technical grounds to refuse planning permission.
The farmland had not been originally included in the county’s local development plan – but it was later added after a call by the planning inspector – who had considered the plan – to allow more housing sites to cope with future demand.
Penrhyn Homes has yet to comment on the decision.