Proposed flats would overshadow neighbouring properties in Aldwick, a planning officer has said.
Arun District Council’s James Cross refused planning permission for the intended development at 19 and 21 Nyewood Lane.
In his report, he said the planned development was too big for the site and the surrounding area.
“The quantum of development proposed would result in a building that is discordant with the character of the area having regard to the required height, scale, massing, footprint and layout,” he stated.
“The quantum and nature of development proposed, combined with the footprint of development, is unable to deliver a form of parking provision that provides safe and sufficient access for vehicles and pedestrians.”
Mr Cross said it was likely the flats would need to be accommodated in a development 3-3.5 storeys high.
Applicants Mr Breskal and Mr Richards had applied for outline permission for up to 20 one-bed and three two-bed flats.
Aldwick Parish Council objected to the plans and there were six individual letters. West Sussex County Council said it would like 21 parking spaces to be provided and the matter of parking for the flats had to be addressed when any detailed plans were submitted.