PLANS for a truck stop on the outskirts of a village were rejected on appeal.
The parking facility proposed in Caerwys faced opposition from residents before being turned down by Flintshire planners.
Applicant J D Owen Transport Services appealed the decision but it was dismissed.
The plans for Crossways Road featured a cafe, an office, toilets and showers and long-stay and short-stay parking for up to 60 heavy goods vehicles. It would have operated 24 hours a day.
Opinion was divided when plans were submitted, with residents fearing increased traffic and a blot on the landscape.
But Cilcain councillor Owen Thomas said at the time: “There is a need for this truck stop.”
In a report to Flintshire Council’s planning committee, officer Declan Beggan said: “As regards effects on the character and appearance of the area the inspector was of the opinion that mounding required in connection with the development would be readily identified as an unnatural and incongruous feature which would not harmonise with the surrounding area, and improvement works to the B5122, including the proposed access and street lighting, would have the effect of urbanising the road having a negative impact on the character of the area.”
He added: “The inspector was of the opinion that such a large scale commercial development would have an adverse impact on the rural setting of listed buildings at Plas Cerrig and Ty Coch.”