A plan to build six flats above a popular bar and a pizza restaurant on Margate seafront has been refused by council planners.
The proposal, submitted by Montagu Town Planning Ltd on behalf of site owner Mr S Meech, involved creating third and fourth floor extensions above GB Pizza and the Glass Jar on Marine Drive, next to Sands Hotel.
The apartments, if built, would have had balconies overlooking the sea.
But on Thursday, planners at Thanet District Council turned down the proposal, although the reasons for the decision have not yet been released.
A similar plan was refused two years ago on the grounds the development was obtrusive and would be “severely harmful” to the significance of the Margate Conservation Area, in which the site is located.
Concerns were also raised about the potential impacts of noise and fumes from surrounding businesses on people living in the flats.
In a planning statement, Christopher Montagu, from Montagu Planning, said the new plan had been designed to deal with the previous issues.
“The proposal is of a high quality and contains elements which reinforce local distinctiveness, including appropriate local materials,” he said.
“The development has been sensitively designed, that will result in the effective use of an existing underused resource.”