Residents in Broadstairs after an application to build 30 houses in Convent Road was turned down.
Planning committee members at Thanet council decided against the project earmarked for the former Club Union site.
Cllr Jenny Matterface, who spoke against the application, said: ‘This was a long campaign involving residents united to oppose the application that would have impacted on the conservation area where there are 18 Grade listed properties in one short street.
“It was a cause that brought people together for the benefit of the community. I would like to thank everyone who came out to support us over the last seven months and Cllr Ros Binks who was a major part of the campaign.”
The application involved building to the north of Reading Street, which contains a number of Grade II listed properties.
There were 105 letters of objection to the plans, according to TDC documents although campaigners say the figure was actually closer to 200.