Council rejects Glyn Llweni Park plan near Denbigh
Plans for 20 holiday lodges have been thrown out by Denbighshire councillors, against planners' advice.
It follows objections to the Glyn Llweni Park development, near Denbigh.
The Council for the Protection of Rural Wales claimed the development would detract from one of the "few, almost untouched 18th Century landscapes".
While two people supported the application and the potential jobs, other local residents had concerns about noise, traffic and access issues.
Residents, and members of Aberwheeler Community Council, also voiced concerns about the effect on the landscape and countryside and the potential loss of good farmland.
An application to build 60 holiday chalets on nearby land was turned down on appeal three years ago.
In recommending backing for the latest application, Denbighshire's planning officials had said while there was concern from the community council and local residents there were only limited objections from bodies on technical issues such as impacts on highways, landscape and wildlife.
The planning committee refused the application because of issues relating to sustainability, travel and parking, density and the lack of information on the quality of the agricultural land.