A BUSINESS in Redbourn is taking steps to become more environmentally friendly by generating energy through a wind turbine.

Lewis Smit, owner of Hertfordshire Garden Centre, had the 15 metre high source of renewable energy installed on its grounds off Dunstable Road yesterday.

Mr Smit and his business partner, who were previously landscape gardeners, are keen to become more sustainable and turned to the option of having a wind turbine.

Speaking about the new source of electricity Mr Smit said: "We are quite a young business, we only bought it two years ago, but we knew we wanted to be sustainable.

"It's quite a big thing for us, it wasn't an easy decision to make, but it's great we can generate our own electricity."

He added: "When we went through the application we only had one or two people objecting and our neighbours have been supportive, really nice."