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Mining firm holds public exhibitions
9:45am Thursday 26th June 2014 in Business
A FIRM behind £1.5bn mine plans is holding public exhibitions over its revised proposals.
Sirius Minerals wants to extract millions of tonnes of the fertiliser polyhalite from under the North York Moors National Park at Sneaton, near Whitby.
Bosses say the York Potash project could create about 1,000 jobs.
The plans also include a transport system to move the mineral to Teesside.
The company will submit a planning application to the North York Moors National Park Authority and applications for transport operations to Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council and the North York Moors National Park Authority.
The project stalled last year when bosses deferred sending plans to the National Park to address environmental concerns.
The firm already has agreements to send millions of tonnes of polyhalite to companies in China, Latin America, the US and Africa.
Exhibitions will take place at:
Sneaton Village Hall, from 2pm until 7pm, on Wednesday, July 2
Hawsker and Stainsacre Parish Hall, between 10am and 3pm, on Thursday, July 3
Bede Hall, Sneaton Castle, in Whitby, from 2pm until 7pm, on Friday, July 4
Sleights Village Hall, between 10am and 3pm, on Saturday, July 5
Egton Village Hall, from 2pm until 7pm, on Tuesday, July 8
Moorsholm Memorial Hall, near Guisborough, between 2pm and 7pm, on Thursday, July 10
Sunnyfield House, in Guisborough, between 1pm and 5pm on Saturday, July 12
Tuned In, in Redcar, from 10am until 3pm, on Saturday, July 19