North Yorkshire pot-ash plans submitted

Plans have been submitted for a new underground pot-ash mine beneath the North Yorkshire moors.

The development would be close to Sneaton village, near Whitby.

More than one billion tonnes of the mineral polyhalite has been found - it would then be mined and turned into pot-ash fertiliser.

If the application is approved the project could create thousands of jobs for the local area.

Plans are expected to be put to public consultation.

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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.