A plan to create 10 tourist lodges on the outskirts of St Andrews is on hold.
Councillors on the north-east Fife planning committee opted to defer a decision over the proposed development at Brownhills Farm, after questioning some of the detail.
It will now call at next month’s meeting.
The application for self-catering cottages in addition to the existing equestrian business had been recommended for approval by planners.
However, St Andrews Community Council objected because the site is on greenbelt.
Five further letters of objection made on the grounds the development would be out of character with the surroundings were admitted.
The application was approved in principle in November and the committee was told the new bid was broadly the same but with a slightly bigger footprint.
The equestrian centre was developed in the 1980s and the applicant said the lodges would enhance the business.