Potash plans progressed

The final set of documents have been submitted to planners on proposals to build a new potash mine on the outskirts of Whitby.

The North York Moors National Park Authority (NYMNPA) delayed a decision on the application and had asked York Potash for more details saying it was unable to make a decision on the project, set to be the biggest development on the Yorkshire Coast for years, without the additional information.

This week the company revealed to the stock market the extra information had been submitted on time and that a decision is now expected on 2 July.

Chris Fraser, Managing Director and CEO of Sirius, said: “We have submitted a robust and full set of documents that put forward a compelling case for the National Park to make a positive decision.”

The extra information needed was based on hydrology, ecology, sub-surface plans, the historic environment and transport planning.