Plans for a £15 million sports village were ‘withdrawn and not refused’, a council has said.
Broxtowe Borough Council rejected plans for the Oxylane site near Nuthall in July.
But Oxylane decided to withdraw the planning application before getting confirmation of the committee’s decision in writing.
The council has now looked at legal precedents and decided the application should be considered as withdrawn despite the committee’s decision.
A council document said: ‘The application was withdrawn before the Decision Notice was issued so the application is withdrawn and not refused’.