Community rejection of the £1 million visitor centre planned for Lochore Meadows Country Park has forced Fife Council to think again.
Designs for the new hub have been likened to a prison cell block and there was anger locally at the lack of public consultation.
Work was about to begin on demolishing the old centre to make way for the new when a furore broke out over the project, part of a £1.8m investment in the popular attraction known locally as the Meedies.
Anger escalated when during a promised three week pause for consultation, planning permission was granted for the centre, which would be smaller than the existing structure but have a larger café.
After a community vote in Benarty to oppose the building as designed and seek an improved proposal, the council said it would reconsider its options.