Delight over potash mine approval

Following the decision by the North York Moors National Park Planning Committee to approve the potash mine plans on 30 June, the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership’s Chair, Barry Dodd CBE said:

“We would like to congratulate the North Yorks Moors National Park for taking this brave decision in the interest of the people living in the area. We are delighted with the planning decision and look forward to working with York Potash, the National Park and local authorities to ensure the jobs and other economic benefits for our area and for the whole country are delivered according to plan.

“This investment will boost North Yorkshire’s economy by 6 per cent, which is around £1 billion each year. As well as this, it is expected that around 1,000 new jobs for local people will be created and these new jobs will be skilled and sustainable. The mine will offer work on a large scale to one of our regions’ most deprived areas and these jobs will be available for future generations and will have a wider economic benefit for the area.”