Residents in Belchford are calling for answers from East Lindsey District Council amid claims all future housing development in the village could effectively be barred.
The village parish council held a special meeting last week to discuss two planning applications.
During the meeting, it emerged a recent application for a house off Main Road had been refused by East Lindsey District Council.
Planners vetoed the proposals, saying it would lead to to the ‘creation of a new unit of market housing in an unsustainable location’.
They added Belchford is a ‘village with limited facilities and services and has minimal linkage with other nearby settlements with such facilities’.
However, it was disclosed at the meeting that a recent application for four homes at a nearby location had been approved.
That decision followed the ‘green light’ for other new houses in the village.
One resident informed the meeting that a four bedroom house was being constructed on the back of planning permission awarded for a three bedroom house almost 30 years ago.
Parish council chairman Ian Goodall described the entire planning process as ‘confusing’.
He said: “Clearly, we need to find out whether Belchford is sustainable or unsustainable. It can’t be both. Either new homes can be built here - or they can’t.”
Councillors agreed to invite a representative from ELDC to explain their planning policy.
*Parish councillors objected to proposals for two four bedroom homes on the site of an existing bungalow on Narrow Lane.