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.


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.