A proposed 42-room boarding house at Thornton has been rejected by Maitland City Councilors.

The development application sought to demolish existing structures and construct four, three-storey boarding houses at Burnham Road.

The plans were tipped for refusal before the meeting on Tuesday night after garnering 57 submissions which were all against the project.

The council resolution found the development application provided insufficient information, was not suitable for the site, not in the public interest and it would have a “detrimental impact on the amenity and character of the area.”

Concept plans of the proposed boarding house.