Changes to potash plans

PLANS for a visitor centre at the site of the proposed potash mine at Sneatonthorpe have been dropped.

It is on the advice of the National Park who will be determining the planning application from York Potash which is expected to be submitted by the end of the year.

Gareth Edmunds from York Potash said: “We have had feedback from public consultation and are re-working the planning application.

“There are a few changes that are going to be made to the application as a result of the feedback from various groups.

“The visitor centre, for example, won’t be happening and is better in an existing facility or facility elsewhere.

“There are changes to the shapes of buildings that the engineers are putting forward.”

He added that some final test drilling is being carried out at Dove’s Nest farm which was revealed as the chosen location for the mine in September.