West Lindsey District Council refused plans to transform an iconic A46 pub into homes.
Proposals were lodged for the former Brown Cow Inn, Nettleham, which closed last year.
A proposal submitted to the council by Mr Rob Wilkinson would have seen eight new homes built on the site.
Outline documents showed designs for three one-bedroom dwellings. Plus, five three-bedroom dwellings would be built following the demolition of rear extensions.
15 parking spaces were also included as part of the plan.
But, officials at the local authority have rejected the proposal.
The former pub shut in 2018 as, like many traditional public houses, owners struggled to make the business sustainable.
It was put on the market at £345,000 and has been vacant ever since.
Back in 2015, plans were put forward to turn the site into 18 homes, but this didn’t materialise.
Councillors last year approved proposals to open a children’s nursery in the building.
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