Update from potash firm

The York Potash project at Dove's Nest Farm, Sneaton. w131710a
The York Potash project at Dove's Nest Farm, Sneaton. w131710a

The company behind the proposed potash mine near Scarborough will be updating senior councillors and members of the public on the scheme’s progress later this month.

York Potash will give a presentation prior to the start of Scarborough Council’s Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, June 18.

A decision on whether to give the go-ahead for the mine is expected next month amid concerns it could deter tourists from the area and have a negative impact on the environment. But the mine promises to employ 1,000 people directly and provide jobs for many more through the supply chain. Stockmarket-listed company Sirius Minerals is behind York Potash which has asked the North York Moors National Park Authority for permission to build the minehead on a site near Sneaton.

The presentation will start at 9.15am at the Town Hall in St Nicholas Street. Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe the presentation from the public gallery.