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Potash mines for North Yorks

Controversial plans to build a potash mine near Whitby in North Yorkshire could be deferred until next year. York Potash has asked for more time to submit further details on the application - deferring the decision for a third time.

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Potash plans move on to next step

The area where the potash mines would be built Credit: ITV News

Proposals for a new potash mine south of Whitby have come a step closer as planning documents have been submitted to the North Yorkshire Moors' National Park Authority.

The plans for the mine four kilometres south of Whitby would create thousands of jobs.

However, opponents claim that the potash mines would be a blot on the landscape.

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