About Michael Hill

Wreningham Parish Council Chair

Development Management Committee

The SNC’s Development Management Committee, which decides on planning applications made to SNC, are meeting at Swan House in Long Stratton on 3rd February from 10 a.m. Item 2 on the agenda is the 10 house development on Church Road. The agenda and full documentation for the meeting is to be found here on the SNC site. An abbreviated version including the agenda, preamble and the Wreningham relevant section is here: extract.

The application has undergone a few revisions since it was presented to the Parish Council – specifically some adjustments to site & house characteristics and the introduction of a TROD along the front of the site. You can inspect these changes via a search for the application (using reference 2015/2449) here.

The Parish Council will have representatives at this meeting to underline the rationale for its rejection of this planning application at its November meeting – see Minutes 30 Nov 2015.

Norfolk Wildlife Trust are grazing sheep adjacent to Long’s Wood for a few weeks. Please keep dogs on leads when in the area.
In general, all dog walkers will know that dogs must be kept under control in the woods from February and throughout the Spring to encourage and protect nesting birds and other wildlife.
Horseriding: Only riders with permission can use the path around the wood. Please contact Rachael on 07742 368246 for more information.

Although PCSO Sore regularly reports that Wreningham is a low crime area we are not without some incidents. The Police system has a record of three crimes in November and December:

  • TFMV (Theft from Motor Vehicle), 31/12/15 – 02/01/16. Items taken from an insecure (unlocked) parked and unattended car parked on village hall car park.
  • Theft Other, 21/11/15 – 01/12/15.  Theft of heating oil from a property on Mill Lane.
  • Theft Other, 10/01/16 – 11/01/16. Theft of large quantity of solar panes from farm on Wymondham Rd that were insecurely stored awaiting installation.

This is just a reminder to stay alert, secure your house, car and belongings to minimise the risk of an opportunist theft.  PCSO Sore is always available to help advise on steps which you might take.

Making small changes to a home can significantly improve the health and well-being and quality of life of people living with dementia and their carers. Home adaptations can enable people to live independently for longer, to continue to do things they enjoy and can reduce or delay the need for residential care or hospital admissions.

South Norfolk Council and South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are providing grants of up to £1000 to make adaptations and improvements to the home. Their poster is here Forget-me-not

Further information from : Jessica Ransome, Marketing & Comms Co-ordinator
t 01508 533654 e jransome@s-norfolk.gov.uk

The planning application from FW Properties for the development in Church Road of a site for 10 houses was displayed for parishioners to view, discuss and subsequently pass their comments onto South Norfolk Council.

The Chair of the Parish Council wishes to thank all those that came to the Hall during the afternoon of 24th and the morning of 25th November. Also, thanks for the practical assistance of John Bligh and Keith Morris in erecting and taking down the display boards, and, posting the drawings and supporting documents. The Clerk, Anne Rayner, assisted and removed the material for the next Parish Council meeting which will be on 30th November at 8.00pm in the Margaret Preston Room to discuss this planning application.


The Highway Rangers are planning their next visit to Wreningham. If you think there is anything near you which they could address (see list below) then let the Clerk (clerk.wpc@gmail.com) know and we will collate the request for them. Please respond by Monday 23rd November.

What they do:

  • Side out a carriageway or footway (overgrown grass/weeds or soil encroachment)
  • Strim grass verges
  • Clear verge grips
  • Rod and flush drains
  • Clean out drainage gullies
  • Clean out drainage chambers
  • Rod and flush kerb drainage off lets
  • Wash signs, bollards or reflector posts
  • Minor sign/post repairs (such as straightening and reattaching)
  • Repair minor kerb defects
  • Clear small areas of mud and soil from the carriageway.
  • Soil and seed verges

What they don’t do:

  • Repair carriageway / footway surface defects (such as potholes/ cracking), these should be raised with the Highways Dept when noticed as these are repaired by separate gangs.
  • Clear ditches (in private ownership)
  • Trim hedges (in private ownership)
  • Street Name Plates ie “High St” (these are the responsibility of the District Council)
  • Clear large areas of mud and soil from the carriageway,(District Council is the Street Cleaning Authority)
  • Clear build up of leaves from footway /carriageway,(District Council is the Street Cleaning Authority)
  • Rubbish/ litter pick (this is the responsibility of the District Council)


On 19th August at the Bird in Hand the developers, FW Partnership, held a consultation event on their design for the development of 10 houses on Church Road in advance of producing the planning application. We understand that some 75 people attended and a number of written and verbal comments were made. These are presented in the Statement of Community Involvement produced by FW Partnership.

The planning application has now been made – see  application 2015/2449 on the SNC website.

To aid parishioners when considering the development’s planning application and to help inform the comments they may wish to make to SNC, the Parish Council is arranging to display the plans and supporting material for parishioners’ inspection at the Village Hall:

  • 24th November – 12 noon to 5 pm (possibly later)
  • 25th November – 9 am to 1 pm.

I would appreciate the assistance of volunteers to help put up the display on the Tuesday morning, assist during the display period and then take it down in the afternoon of Wednesday. Please contact the Clerk (clerk.WPC@gmail.com or 01508 570700) to advise of your availability. Thank you.