Nottingham University to erect wind turbines

As part of a series of measures aimed at reducing its carbon footprint, Nottingham University plans to erect three wind turbines on its land adjacent to the River Trent near Clifton Bridge.

The turbines would be up to 125m high and will supply green electricity directly to the University Park campus, meeting a third of its electricity needs .

An assessment of all the university’s land holdings by the Carbon Trust identified a location off Thane Road as the most suitable for wind generation.

A full planning application for the project is expected to be submitted in February 2011 and, subject to planning approval, the turbines would be installed in 2012. Construction would take place over a period of approximately six months.

The three turbines would be a prominent feature on the Nottingham skyline, visible from a number of locations − including the A453 and A52 approach roads to Nottingham.