Planning and Community Development

Richard McCarthy
Interim Planning Director
Priscilla McGill - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Administrative Assistant to Regulatory Board


(508) 384-5441

Important Town Links:

Other Links:



The role of the Department of Planning & Community Development is to help the Town plan and implement initiatives that will attain the vision of the residents for the future of the Town by:

  • Working with the Town leaders and residents to seek and promote economic development opportunities within the zoning districts that have been designated for such development and that is within the character of the Town of Wrentham;
  • Working with applicants by meeting and facilitating the review of pre-application and concept development plans for preliminary and definitive subdivisions, special permits and site plan approval proposals;
  • Conducting comprehensive reviews of all project application submittals and facilitating the public hearing process as well the consultant peer review process throughout the approval and construction processes;
  • Researching and preparing amendments to the Zoning By-Laws and Subdivision Rules & Regulations to include public review and implementation;
  • Working with the Planning Board, the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Economic Development Commission, the Board of Selectmen, the Conservation Commission and the Board of Health to promote cooperation between boards and to provide information that allows each to make informed decisions;
  • Researching and preparing grant applications independently and in conjunction with other Town departments that will aid the Town in reaching its overall planning goals;
  • Promoting the implementation of the goals and objectives of the town’s Master Plan and other comprehensive, long term planning documents;
  • Working in conjunction with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to obtain technical assistance and grant application support made available to member communities; and
  • Providing general information to the public relative to any documents, procedures or public files.