Potash mine plans submitted

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Proposals for a new modern potash mine which could create thousands of new jobs and provide a major shot in the arm for the region’s economy have moved a step closer after York Potash submitted its planning documents to the North York Moors National Park Authority.

The planning application for the mine, which will be based near Whitby, was validated by the authority on Monday and can 
be viewed online or at its headquarters in Helmsley. A public meeting to discuss the application will be held in the near 
future with a final decision expected in May.

The planning application marks a major milestone for the York Potash project which has seen the company undertake extensive technical and geological studies to confirm that the North Yorkshire coast has the largest and highest-grade polyhalite deposits anywhere in the world.

 

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