Crewkerne residents applauded as councillors rejected plans for a major new housing development on the edge of the town.
James Tizzard of Land Value Alliances LLP applied to build 150 homes between Kithill and the railway line, at the town's southern edge.
South Somerset District Council’s area west committee voted in August to refuse the plans, claiming it would create a “death trap” on the busy Cathole Bridge Road.
The council’s regulation committee – which has the final say on major housing developments – upheld this decision on Tuesday, prompting residents at the meeting to break out in applause.
To mitigate the extra traffic the housing would generate, Mr Tizzard proposed putting in a new junction, improving passing places and widening sections of Cathole Bridge Road where it was physically feasible.
But councillor Robin Pailthorpe – who represents Crewkerne – said he was doubtful whether this could be achieved.
The committee voted to refuse the plans by a margin of eight votes to two (with one abstention), prompting applause from residents in the public area.