Plans for a wildlife pond at a farm shop have been given the go-ahead.

Ben Human applied to site the feature on farmland south of Samuels Farm Shop at Walpole St Andrew, near Wisbech.

Proposals also included a gravel parking area for staff.

A planning statement said the 800 sqm pond on land off Market Lane would "improve the habitat and environment for wildlife" and support flood risk management.

The car park would comprise 16 spaces with a gravel surface and a parking area for farm machinery beside it.

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Walpole Cross Keys Parish Council supported the application because it would provide "a valued addition to the environment".

An ecologist's report said "Adding ponds increases habitat diversity which in turn benefits plant and animal species diversity.

"The presence of ponds provides water for birds and mammals, foraging for insectivorous birds and bats."

Council officers approved the plans under delegated powers.