With ICL Boulby now having submitted an application to the North York Moors Park Authority for permission to continue mining operations for a further 25 years more consultation events are being held to explain the proposals to local people.
The current planning permission which has been in place since 1968 expires in 2023 Following the successful transition which saw the mine become the world’s first and only producer of the ground-breaking multi nutrient mineral polyhalite, the planning application is the next phase in the ‘Building Boulby’s Future’ strategy which aims to drive forward an increase in production to a target of 1.3million tonnes per year by 2023, securing over 500 jobs and ensuring that the mine continues to make a major contribution to the economy of East Cleveland and the wider area.
Up and coming consultation events include:
In addition members of the public may inspect the application, plans and other documents submitted at the following locations until November 22nd:
Already over £30million has been invested in making the transition to polyhalite and Boulby products—marketed as Polysulphate—are now helping farmers and growers to increase growth and yields in countries across five continents.