Planning Board

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The responsibilities of the Planning Board are varied and governed by the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and include reviewing submitted plans for the development of land for residential, commercial and other uses. In addition, the Planning Board is responsible for guiding the process of zoning amendments and updating the Master Plan. 


The Board is responsible for taking action on various applications as outlined in Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40A (Zoning Act), Chapter 81K - 81GG (Subdivison Control Act), the Town of Wrentham Zoning Bylaws and the Town of Wrentham's Rules & Regulations Governing the Subdivison of Land

Such applications include: 

  • Special Permit
  • Site Plan Approval
  • Subdivision Plans - Approval Not Required (ANR), Preliminary & Definitive
  • Scenic Road


The Board generally meets the first and third Wednesday at 7 p.m. of each month in the Second Floor Conference Room of Town Hall, unless otherwise posted. Meetings are broadcast live from the Cable 8 studio in Town Hall. Meetings can be viewed in real time via the Cable 8 webpage. Past meetings can be viewed via the Cable 8 Video on Demand webpage. 


  • Michael McKnight, Chairman - Term Expires 2022 (Technical Review Committee Liasion)
  • Charles Woodhams, Jr., Vice-Chairman - Term Expires 2023
  • James Lawrence, Clerk - Term Expires 2022  (Open Space Committee Liasion)
  • Robert Cass - Term Expires 2024
  • Stephen Schwarm - Term Expires 2023 (Technical Review Committee & General By-Law Liasion)
  • Everett Skinner, Jr. - Term Expires 2024
  • Thomas Wrynn - Term Expires 2024


Rachel Benson
Director of Planning & Economic Development
(508) 384-5441
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