Fareham Council’s planning committee have backed refusal of two planning applications for a total of 190 houses off Newgate Lane.
The site, between the old Newgate Lane and the new relief road, is part of Fareham’s Strategic Gap.
Councillor Jim Forrest and several residents made deputations calling on the committee to refuse the sites.
Jim argued that they would destroy the “country hamlet” atmosphere of Peel Common – the long-estblished community of Newgate Lane, Albert Road and Woodcote Lane.
The developers had already appealed because of delays in bringing the plans before the committee, and they will be decided by a Government inspector.
But the committee’s view gives hope that the inspector will also refuse them.