Government inspectors have opposed plans for hundreds of new homes in south Derbyshire.
Many villagers have protested against the proposals for 950 houses at the decommissioned Willington Power Station site in the Trent Valley.
The planning inspectors are concerned about the threat of flooding on the site and the impact on schools.
South Derbyshire councillors do not have to accept the recommendations from the inspectors.
The plans for the housing are part of the proposed Local Plan for the area, which is a blueprint for housing and employment in south Derbyshire over the next seven years.
A nine-month public inquiry considered the proposals and a meeting on the plan is being held later this week.