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Thread: Willington Cooling Towers - Possible Demolition - March 09

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    Good old Willington, it was my first! :)


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    Hopefully going again soon
    It is a really great site (thanks fot putting the pictures on peter) I hope that the High-Vis men do not demolish it soon, as seems apparent in the B towers.

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    If I recall that demolition took place late last year, either way I'm sure any plans to demolish the towers will be in the Derby Telegraph and Burton Mail. I think the local NIMBY's stopped the development, that and South Derbyshire council being useless idiots so wouldn't expect anything to happen any time soon.
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    I agree totally with you on the issue of South East Derbyshire Council being idiots, the whole of derbyshire's councils are. What demolition took place last year? Was it the insides of the B towers?

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    Pretty much just that, and new fencing around the site.
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    Ah, someone else said they saw some diggers in there. Shame about the B towers, they had the interior walkways still intact too.

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    I forgot to post this, but this was the sky over the back of the site when I visited first. HDR'd for full effect.


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    Any more news on whats going on with these? if they do come down i hope they do it in daylight unlike Sheffield

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4737carlin View Post
    Any more news on whats going on with these? if they do come down i hope they do it in daylight unlike Sheffield
    I think the proximity to roads will mean they come down at night. There was another one in the area that was demolished late at night so as not to freak out drivers who were passing. I felt the blast and I'm miles away.

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    It appears they are planning upon building a gas-fired power station on the site, the locals won't be happy - cant build housing? Pollute them instead :)

    From thisisderbyshire.co.uk

    A UNION leader has welcomed news that thousands of construction jobs could be created in Derbyshire if plans for a power station go ahead.

    Energy company RWE Npower is considering building a gas-fired plant on the derelict site of a former power station in Willington.

    Up to 2,000 jobs would be created during construction and up to 100 employees and apprentices would run the plant.

    Steve Murphy, regional secretary of the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians in the Midlands, said it would be good news for the area if the power station was built.

    He said: "The East Midlands has suffered many job losses in construction since the economic downturn. Any new jobs would be warmly welcomed."
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    Npower said it was considering the plans after it was refused permission in January to build 1,000 homes on the site in Twyford Road following a lengthy public inquiry.

    Npower has stressed that it is a long way off from submitting a planning application for the Willington scheme.
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