Monaghan County Council has refused planning permission for a development that would have seen the construction of 15 dwellings in Tydavnet.
Permission had been sought for 15, two-storey dwellings at a site in Mullantimore, Tydavnet, that would have comprised a mix of two and three-bed properties.
However, those plans were refused by the Local Authority.
The planning application proposed "constructing a new drainage outlet to an existing outlet on third party lands, outside of the applicant's control".
The County Council said it didn't "receive a design to confirm the receiving drainage ditch can cater for the additional discharge".
It was also deemed that the "footpaths throughout the development do not adequately cater for vulnerable users" due to the gradient in "significant sections" of footpath.
It added that the "density and design" of the proposed development "is not in keeping with the established pattern of development".