Ministry of Defence object to York Potash Project on North York Moors

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THE firm behind plans for a £1 billion potash mine on the North York Moors is holding talks with defence chiefs after they objected to the scheme.

The York Potash Project would see workings up to 1,700m deep sunk under the national park, with Sirius Minerals saying it would create more than 1,000 jobs. Landowners are expected to be paid £31 billion in royalties during the mine’s 50-year lifespan.

However, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has submitted a holding objection to the plans over fears subsidence could affect the radar base at nearby RAF Fylingdales. Sirius Minerals said it was in “ongoing dialogue” with the MoD and it was confident it could satisfy the concerns.

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6:53pm Sat 16 Mar 13

Tim Thorne says...

All is not well at the mine:

http://www.real-whit
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otash-with-love
All is not well at the mine: http://www.real-whit by.co.uk/from-york-p otash-with-love Tim Thorne
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8:41pm Mon 18 Mar 13

Moorsider79 says...

£50k bung to the defence chiefs should sort it out. Or maybe some tickets to an artist of their choice. lol
£50k bung to the defence chiefs should sort it out. Or maybe some tickets to an artist of their choice. lol Moorsider79
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