1. ITV Report

No legal challenge to York Potash decision

York Potash Photo: ITV

The Campaign for National Parks says it will not mount a legal challenge against the North York Moors National Park Authority’s decision to approve the York Potash minehead and mineral transport system.

The decision follows a detailed review of all relevant documentation and was made based on legal advice.

The group says it remains hugely disappointed that this development was given approval and are convinced that development of this type and scale is not appropriate in a National Park.

Having made this decision we will now focus our efforts on making sure this type of major development cannot be approved in National Parks in the future.

These landscapes are meant to be given the highest level of protection by our planning system.

But this case makes it clear that these protections are simply not strong enough."

– Fiona Howie, Chief Executive, Campaign for National Parks