Solar power developer Innova Renewables was today celebrating securing planning permission for an initial 25MWp of PV arrays on its site north east of Coventry.

Nuneaton & Bedworth councillors voted unanimously last month to green-light the Tolldish Hall scheme, positioned as generating enough power for 7,000 homes. It is the latest in the London- and Cheltenham-based developers’ 23GW pipeline of battery & solar projects.

Innova’s managing director of development Ryan Adams said:  “As a local resident to the site, I am particularly excited to have secured planning permission for this solar farm which will help get Coventry, Nuneaton and the surrounding area closer to Net Zero.

“Early community engagement and thorough site selection from our planning and business development teams were paramount to securing this unanimous decision”.

The planning committee’s chair Cllr Richard Smith hailed the Tolldish Hall farm as “a fantastic and very positive development for Bulkington and the surrounding area”.

The landowner at Tolldish Hall will be able to continue grazing around the ground frames when built, meaning no loss of land for food production.

Founded by Robin Dummett & Andrew Kaye in 2014, fast-growing Innova employs over 120 people at its two headquarters.  It now boasts 60 DNO- or Grid-connected UK projects currently under development.

In April Innova began a strategic partnership with financiers Schroders Greencoat to bring to market 5GW of UK project to operation before 2028. ISG Renewables, the joint venture company set up to advance their portfolio, made as its first buy Carn Nicholas, pictured, a 10MWp park constructed by Innova near Swansea.

It has a long-term mission to create utility scale renewable energy projects using multi-technologies that take large energy intensive users off-grid, positively improving the environment, and benefit local businesses and communities.


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