Plans to demolish stables and build a four-bedroom house have been turned down.

A developer named in planning papers as Mrs Stewart applied for planning permission for a two-storey property on land at Tydd St Giles, near Wisbech.

But Fenland council refused them, because the proposals would harm "the existing distinctiveness and open character of the area".

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A design and access statement said the development, off Hockland Road, would deliver "much needed new housing" would not cause unacceptable harm.

A planning officer's report said it would result in the loss of a paddock.

It added 14 objections had been received, with concerns including backfill development and lack of local amenities.

Tydd St Giles Parish Council said: "The council does not support backfill development at this location and does not wish to set a precedent for further development."