Sirius Minerals, which specialises in potash exploration and development, bought York Potash for £25m in January 2011 to gain access to mineral rights on the North Yorkshire coast.
Following the takeover, Sirius announced its proposals for the mine, which it is estimated will create up to 5,000 jobs, with 1,500 new jobs alone during the development and construction phase and 1,000 people operating the mine.
If successful, it would be the first UK potash mine to open for about 40 years and would be expected to have a lifespan of around 50 years.
The company submitted a planning application in January 2013 for the extraction of Potash (Polyhalite) and the development of a new deep mine at Dove’s Nest Farm/Haxby Plantation, Sneaton to the south west of Whitby.
Details of the Planning Application including all of the related documents can be found here: