Aberdour residents have welcomed a decision to throw out housing plans from Hillside School.
Hillside owners applied for planning permission to build 125 new homes on the grounds and said the revenue generated would be used to provide a fit-for-purpose modern school.
A total of 352 objections were received in response to the plans, including from Aberdour Community Council.
Community council chairman Iain Fleming said: “This has been a long and uncertain time for Aberdour.
“Refusal was the right decision, especially where the developer was given more than a fair amount of time to bring together the supporting information.”
The council said there was insufficient information provided in relation to issues including visual impact on the surrounding landscape and protected species, and flooding risk and local amenity, specifically in relation to noise.
A council planning officer said: “The application has been the subject of many concerns raised by the planning service and many consultees across a range of material issues.
“The applicant has sought to address these concerns and the planning service has endeavoured to provide the opportunity to address these matters where this has been possible.”
Hillside School offers residential support to boys with behavioural difficulties. Agents previously said accommodation at the 200-year-old Hillside House and buildings dating back to the 1970s and 1980s, were of “considerable concern” in terms of childcare regulation, health and safety and ongoing maintenance liabilities.