A community farm hopes to build a barn to expand its work.

People & Animals has applied for planning permission for a teaching building on its site at Walsoken, near Wisbech.

The group, which provides therapy based around animals, horticulture and nature, says demand for its services "outweighs the capacity of staffing, space and facilities" currently in place.

It says if it gets the go-ahead for the new building on its farm, it could increase its team and the number of people it supports each year.

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It adds: "It is considered that this proposal is a crucial element to the future of the community farm and has a positive impact on the character of the surrounding area."

The single-storey building would replace a number of temporary buildings on the site, off Lynn Road near to the A47.

When it launched five years ago, People & Animals estimated up to 700 vulnerable people in the Wisbech area could benefit from its support on their "journey towards independence".

A decision is expected from West Norfolk council later this year.