Support jobs, growth and prosperity by supporting the York Potash planning application. Plans for a new potash mine near Whitby are sensitively designed, will create thousands of jobs and inject billions into the economy. Help back the project which is widely supported locally and will deliver so many benefits for the local area and the country.
Why is this important?
Potash is a vital source of potassium which is an essential nutrient for plant growth that strengthens cell walls, increases disease resistance and aids the absorption of nitrogen and phosphorous. The York Potash Project will mine polyhalite, a unique source of potassium, magnesium, sulphur and calcium, which can play a key role in balanced fertilisation across the world. With growing world populations it is vital for food security that the UK has a long term supply of this mineral. The York Potash deposit is the largest and highest grade deposit in the world and a new, deep mine with infrastructure that is below ground or hidden behind extensive landscaping can set new benchmarks for sensitive development, whilst creating thousands of jobs and giving a major boost to local and national economies.
How it will be delivered
The petition will be delivered to Chris France approximately one week before the planning committee meets in May.