A government planning inspector has dismissed an appeal to build three new homes on land to the rear of 23 Middle Street South, Driffield.
The appeal had been lodged by Miss Sally Dixon following refusal of planning permission by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
The proposed development would involve the construction of a terrace of three 1.5 storey dwellings joined to the rear of 23 Middle Street South, a terraced row of commercial properties with flats above.
Mr Michael Boniface, an inspector appointed by the secretary of state, said: “As a result of the constrained position, the majority of the proposed windows would face the rear of the site, towards the existing flats.
“Overall the development would not provide satisfactory living conditions for future occupants.”