A third bid to build homes on a steep slope at a former quarry in Plymouth has been turned down by the City Council.
Planners say proposals for nine three-storey homes on land off Thirlmere Gardens in the northern suburbs of the city would damage the area's woodland character.
Jonathan Sims of developers Sims Brothers (Plymouth) Ltd lodged a second appeal after an earlier one for 14 homes was dismissed.
Quote Message: The proposal would considerably erode the green, open attributes of this part of the estate...The scale of the development would significantly diminish the pleasing visual break between the properties in this part of Thirlmere Gardens and substantially detract from the spacious and verdant setting of neighbouring dwellings." from Neil Pope Planning Inspector