A reminder that the consultation closes on 2nd August 2021 for the draft South Norfolk Village Clusters Housing Allocations Plan (VCHAP).

For Wreningham people to note:

  • Wreningham is in Cluster 48 with Ashwellthorpe and Fundenhall.
  • The map for the proposed sites is here
  • The consultation document which includes Wreningham sites is accessible here
  • Wreningham sites (see map above) assessments:

Further Explanation

The VCHAP is seeking to allocate sites for at least 1,200 new dwellings (over and above those that already have permission), distributed across 48 Village Clusters centred around the Primary Schools in South Norfolk. The preferred allocation sites are between 12 and 50 dwellings, reflecting the scale of the settlements which they will form a part of. As well as allocation sites, the draft VCHAP proposes some smaller amendments to Development Boundaries, to accommodate windfall developments of up to 11 dwellings, which are in addition to the 1,200 dwelling requirement.

Your views are sought on the choice of sites, including what specific criteria might need to be applied to the larger allocation sites.

The VCHAP sets out some suggestions for overarching policies which would apply to all housing proposals, whether they be on the allocations or the windfall sites. These are concerned with design quality, housing mix and common criteria, such as maximising the improving for walking/cycling, and your comments are also sought on these.

There is an opportunity to submit additional sites as part of the consultation. For those considering submitting sites, consider the Council’s Assessment Criteria when completing a site submission form.

The VCHAP sits alongside the Greater Norwich Local Plan, which you may already have commented on, and which will continue to set the strategic planning policies for South Norfolk and make both the housing allocations in larger settlements and also any non-housing allocations.

The consultation can be viewed at www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/vchap. Here you will find not only a link to the consultation document itself, plus a range of supporting documents that have been used to prepare the draft VCHAP, but also a virtual exhibition which may help answer some of your questions. As well as commenting on the main document, you may also wish to comment on the Interim Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulation Assessment documents.


Place Shaping Team: about the consultation 01508 533805, LP@s-norfolk.gov.uk, or via a webchat from 10am to 2pm on a Tuesday, or from 2pm to 6pm on a Thursday, throughout the consultation (see VCHAP webpage for details).

Paul Harris, Place Shaping Manager: 01508 533805 LP@s-norfolk.gov.uk

Please remember to submit any comments by 5pm on Monday 2 August 2021.

Reference: 2021/1033
Applicant: Mr V Long
Location: Agricultural Buildings at Fir Grove Hethel Road, Wreningham
Proposal: Conversion and extension of 2 No. barns to 2 No. dwellings and erection of new garaging, demolition of agricultural shed and erection of 1 No. dwelling and associated works
Application Type: Full Planning Permission

Please return comments to South Norfolk Council by 12 June 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

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

Norfolk County Council’s Kett’s Country Long Distance Path project has a shortlist of 12 potential circular walks along the trail and wish to reduce that to five that will be installed, alongside the signage for the linear route, in the Spring.

They invite you to respond to their survey which is here. It will be live until 31st January 2021.

Please note that two of these potential walks are in Wreningham – so your interest will be appreciated.

The project officer will respond to your questions about the circular walks, or the project in general, from 4th January 2021. 

Contact: Chris Brough, Cycling and Walking Assistant Officer, Environment Team, Community and Environmental Services

Tel: 01603 224436 ; Email: christopher.brough@norfolk.gov.uk ; Web: www.norfolk.gov.uk/greenways

Applicant: Mr. J. Moon
Location:Land South Of Elm Tree Farmhouse Hethel Road
Proposal:Outline application with all matters reserved for a detached chalet bungalow.

Copies of the submitted plans can be viewed on-line. If you want to comment on this planning application please send your comments to South Norfolk Council by 31 March 2017 at:

South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton, Norwich, NR15 2XE
Tel 01508 533780

Applicant: Mr Jon Moon
Location: Elm Tree Farmhouse  Hethel Road Wreningham NR16 1BB
Proposal: External staircase & door to south end of existing farmhouse. Conversion of existing cart shed / garage to domestic annex.  Steel framed & clad Shed 2 within existing gardens.

The submitted plans can be viewed here

Please return comments to South Norfolk at planning@s-norfolk.gov.uk by 14 March 2017