CONSTRUCTION of a four-turbine wind farm near Ashbourne has reached the half-way mark, bosses have announced.
Carsington Pastures, which will be the first wind farm of its kind in Derbyshire, is still on schedule to be completed by the end of the year with more deliveries of the massive parts expected to take place in the coming days.
The arrival of the giant turbine blades through Ashbourne and onward to Carsington has been causing amazement with passers-by, who stop to take photographs of the police-led convoy.
One 100m turbine is now erected and the second one is due to be completed any time, with parts arriving in the next few days and the entire project due to complete before Christmas.
Local controversy followed by a lengthy planning battle was among the factors that have led to a nine-year wait for the project to make it off the drawing board to the final stages of construction, but bosses say the entire area will benefit from the energy produced - enough to power up to 4,400 new homes.
Many thanks to John Ayre and Keith Spragg for sending in pictures of the turbines from the air and at Mayfield Road.