TGC secures 100 per cent planning approval

TGC Renewables has announced that it achieved a 100 per cent planning approval rate for all six of its most recent UK solar energy initiatives.

Each of the large-scale PV solar schemes, in the south and south west of England, have been developed in locations that meet TGC Renewables strict acceptance criteria and should generate a combined total of almost 20MW of clean energy

Five out of the six schemes are ground mounted southwest initiatives, with the sixth significant installation fixed to the roof of the Body Shop’s factory units, in Sussex.  At the time of installation, TGC says the Body Shop scheme was the largest roof mounted solar initiative in the country.

The projects, each ranging from 1MW to 4.5MW, are all now either fully connected to the grid and in operation, or due to be connected over the next few months.

“Given the significant changes in UK solar energy policy that we’ve experienced in the past six to nine months, the ability of our in-house planning team to secure a 100 per cent solar energy planning approval rate provides a real reason to celebrate,” said Ben Cosh, managing director, TGC Renewables.

“By working closely with landowners and businesses throughout the south and southwest, we have developed an enviable track record for streamlining the solar power planning process and ensuring that developments are installed and operational within the fastest possible time.”