More than 700 residents turned out to vote against plans to erect houses in Warton, near Preston,
A pool held on Thursday evening saw all of those who voted - bar 14 - vote against Fylde Council’s plans to build hundreds of houses in the village.
It equates to around a quarter of the village’s population.
Resident Mike Wright said: “Unlike normal elections, there was no postal or proxy voting allowed, the polling station was only open for five hours, and no polling cards were issued by the parish or borough councils so it was left to the residents group (WRAPP) to publicise and encourage residents to have their say in the Poll.
The lack of a postal vote meant that a significant number of elderly residents in Warton felt disenfranchised.
“At the other end of the scale, there was a large turnout of young families and couples who clearly have concerns about Warton no longer being a village.”
The council needs to build more than 6,800 new homes across the borough by 2030.
The poll comes after a petition against the proposals was signed by more than 800 residents.
Yesterday the Evening Post revealed villager’s concerns at a new proposal to build 360 homes in Warton in open countryside.
Residents will be able to see the plans at a consultation event at the Lightning Club, Organza Suite, Mill Lane, Warton, on Monday between 2pm and 7pm.