An accident waiting to happen
We attended the Potash meeting at Sneaton where experts were on hand to answer all our questions regarding the new Potash mine.
One of our main concerns was the volume of construction traffic passing Sneaton.
We were told in no uncertain terms that any construction traffic from Teesside would have to continue through Whitby and access the site via the Sneaton turning off the main Scarborough road.
If any vehicles came down through Ruswarp and up Oakley Band they would be fined by York Potash for not using the designated route.
Well, surprise, surprise, on Friday 9 November at 8.45am a large articulated low loader lorry with an earth moving machine on the back came from Teesside, turned onto Ruswarp Lane and went to the proposed mine site, where according to York Potash website they have begun work for a temporary borehole.
Admittedly the plans haven’t yet been passed, but is this a sign of things to come?
8.45am, school time, travelling through Ruswarp in a vehicle that size, is an accident waiting to happen.
Heather and Ron Welsh, Sneaton
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