Offaly County Council has refused to give Tony Mulvin planning permission to build 24 new houses in Rhode village in the north of the county.
The application sought permission to build 24 two-storey homes, with works to include landscaping, site entrance and associated site works.
The application was lodged with the council in March.
Offaly County Council turned down the application on a number of grounds. They included the contention that the development would be "injurious to the visible amenity" of Rhode, as well as off-street parking issues and waste management issues.
The final reason for refusal stated: "Having regard to the location of the site within a village in County Offaly, it is considered that the proposal represents and excessive density of development and it is therefore considered that the proposed development would constitute over development of the proposed site."
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