Plans for a potash mine four miles south of Whitby have been submitted to the National Park authority in the North York Moors.
The company behind it says that it will invest a billion pounds into the mine - creating thousands of jobs in the Sneaton area.
However, opponents say that they are worried that it could spoil one of England's most beautiful areas.
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