Proposals to build new homes behind a Lancashire school have been rejected by councillors.
An outline application was submitted by Hollins Strategic Land to develop the area to the rear of Our Lady and St Edwards RC Primary School at Eastway.
But the plans were unanimously turned down, after members of the planning committee expressed a string of concerns.
At Monday’s public meeting, the outline application was rejected because of loss of amenity green space and the impact on visual amenity through the loss of open space.
Councillors were also concerned about the impact on highway and pedestrian safety as a result of the proposed vehicular access.
The final reason given for refusing the application was the impact on the highway network as a result of increased traffic, because of the isolated nature of the development.
Coun John Browne, speaking at the meeting, said: “This is meant to be community green space and that use is ceasing for these houses to go onto it in an unsafe place.
“I’m therefore going to say no to it.”
Chaiman, Coun Brian Rollo, said: “From my point of view, this is an isolated community and the foot paths in and out are difficult to manage.
“I don’t like the access out onto the roundabout.”
A previous, similar application was rejected by councillors in April, with a public inquiry due to commence on October 29 this year.
This proposal was an outline planning application for the building of up to 22 homes, and was seeking approval for access only.
The proposed access would be on the south side of the existing roundabout on Eastway, about 200 metres to the west of Garstang Road.
The application site extended to 0.75 hectares of agricultural land.