In a spin over huge new wind turbine

New wind turbine near Ilkeston

New wind turbine near Ilkeston

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The new wind turbine that is now dominating the skyline in parts of Ilkeston has divided public opinion.

The turbine, which has been surrounded by controversy since the planning stages, has been built by Severn Trent to power its Newthorpe Sewage Works.

Standing 430 feet tall, with 164 foot blades, the structure, christened Winston, is near the Bennerley Viaduct.

 

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