Proposals which would have seen more than 100 new houses built in two county towns have been turned down.
A Kettering Council report said development of 115 new homes on an eight-acre site in Burton Latimer, to the south-west of Diana Way, was necessary in order to help address the shortfall in affordable homes in the borough.
But councillors decided the project would mean the site, a flood plain, would be overdeveloped.
Burton Latimer Town Council had objected to the plan, saying the new development would result in traffic congestion on nearby streets.
It had also predicted any new homes would put a strain on local schools as well as sewage disposal.
The planning committee also turned down an application for 19 new homes to be built off Ironwood Avenue in Desborough.