Reference: 2021/1175
Applicant: Mrs Jill Maidment
Location: Willys Croft Church Road
Proposal: Removal of the existing rear entrance/lobby and replace with single storey rear extension
Application Type: Householder

Reference: 2021/1176
Proposal: Removal of the existing rear entrance/lobby and replace with single storey rear extension. Replacement of 4 No. window units. Installation of solar PV panels to detached garage/storage outbuilding
Application Type: Listed Building Consent

Please return comments for either/both applications by 16 July 2021.

on-line: via Comment tab on-line
email: planning@s-norfolk.gov.uk
post: SNC, South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton NR15 2XE


Application reference: 2021/0583
Applicant: Mr David Tinsley
Location: Chestnut Lodge Plot 1  Wymondham Road Wreningham NR16 1AT
Proposal: Erection of detached art studio
Application Type: Householder

Please return to comments South Norfolk Council by 17 April 2021:

on-line: via Comment tab here
email: planning@s-norfolk.gov.uk
post: SNC, South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton NR15 2XE

Copies of the submitted plans can be viewed on-line here.


Broadland District Council and South Norfolk District Council have recently updated their Enforcement Plan and have developed an Enforcement Strategy. They have shared these:

Enforcement Strategy

Enforcement Plan

On 17th March an on-line meeting was held in which the enforcement plan was explained with a further description of the work of the team responsible for enforcement. The presentation is here.


Reference: 2021/0435
Applicant: Mrs Brake
Location: Rose Cottage Norwich Road Wreningham NR16 1AF
Proposal: Demolition of existing cottage and construction of one replacement dwelling and one new house
Application Type: Full Planning Permission

Copies of the submitted plans can be viewed on-line

Comments to South Norfolk by 29 March 2021.

on-line: via Comment tab here
email: planning@s-norfolk.gov.uk
post: SNC, South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton NR15 2XE



In October 2016 (see here) we reported on a public consultation about the Hornsea Three Wind Farm (here for the company website). Things have moved on and in December 2020 planning approval was given by the Secretary of State for this national infrastructure project (documentation here).

The land based substation will be built on a large site just beyond Swardeston towards Norwich and is bounded by the B1113 to the West and the A47 to the North – see NCC Map here).

In 2018 the company issued a community newsletter which provided some high-level information. In the same year SNC considered the project and reported here.

As yet, there are no detailed designs for the substation. Swardeston PC are very aware of this and have provided this month a commentary about the project here.


Application ref: 2019/1583.
Applicant: Miss Naomi Todd.
Location: Land Adj To Wreningham Village Hall Mill Lane Wreningham Norfolk .
Proposal: Extension to day room to form study and sitting room. Addition of concrete pad.

This application revised in October 2019 has a further revision out for public consultation. Copies of the submitted plans can be viewed on-line .

Comments by 24 June 2020 to SNC.

email: planning@s-norfolk.gov.uk
post: SNC, South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton NR15 2XE



Our District Councillors have provided the following:

The “call for sites” for the Village Clusters has been completed with some 350 applications put forward. These have been assessed but no decisions have been made regarding their suitability to be included in the Emerging Local Plan.

South Norfolk Council is currently being run by an Emergency Committee. This is made up of senior officials and some members of the council.

The Council’s finances have taken a hit. Income is lost because of closure of the Leisure Centres and loss of Rate income amongst others. Some of the shortfall will be made up by Central Government.

It is anticipated that economic Growth in the District will fall by some 25%. This is better than most Local Authorities but will have to be addressed when the position becomes clearer.

Most applications for Business Grants have been paid. However, if there are any businesses having difficulty sourcing these, I will be happy to help.

On the last point, contact Nigel Legg at nlegg@s-norfolk.gov.uk


District Councillor, Nigel Legg, reports on 11 April 2020:

There have been no recent formal Council meetings at South Norfolk. The Council is currently being run by an Emergency Committee.

There have been proposals as to how certain Statutory functions of the Council might operate during the present crisis. It is proposed that the DMC [aka Planning Committee] will reduce to five members. Meetings will take place via Skype or similar. They will be time limited. For this reason there may be fortnightly meetings. Outside speakers such as PCs will be advised a week in advance of the meetings and will be given a specific time to speak.

The number of planning applications is broadly unchanged. The Council is anxious to promote the application process so as to encourage building work to resume.

The “call for sites” for the village clusters is complete. There have been some 350 expressions of interest. These have been scored. The next stages will be allocation and then consultation.

Calls to the Help Hub were being diverted via Norfolk County Council. This has changed so that calls are now answered by SNC staff. The number is 01508 533933.


Reference: 2020/0129
Applicant: Mrs Kay Goldsmith
Location: Ivy Cottage, Ashwellthorpe Road, Wreningham, Norfolk NR16 1AW
Proposal: Two storey side extension
Application Type: Householder

Please return comments by 18 February 2020 to SNC:

on-line: via Comment tab here
email: planning@s-norfolk.gov.uk
post: SNC, South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton NR15 2XE