Plans for dozens of affordable homes in a Derbyshire town have been rejected after mounting public opposition.
The plans, put forward by local developer Ian Jowett for land off Longmoor Lane in Sandiacre, were refused by Erewash Borough Council.
This was against the recommendations of its own officers, who had proposed the approval of the scheme.
Councillors felt the scheme represented over-development, harmed the character of the area and disturbed wildlife.
More than 70 residents wrote objection letters to the council.
Local resident, Frank Nieuwenhuys, speaking at the planning meeting last week, claimed that “hundreds” of people were opposed to the project.
On the night, this included 11 residents who submitted statements to the meeting
link source - Derby Telegraph