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Confidence grows in York fertiliser play

A North York Moors National Park meeting erupted into tempered celebrations on Tuesday when the NYMNP Authority approved Sirius Minerals’ York potash mine and mineral transport system. The decision marked the conclusion of a protracted planning process and gave way to several sore heads in Sirius’ Scarborough office on Wednesday morning.

The breakthrough follows a tense four years for Sirius, the NYMNP and the project’s detractors during which Sirius has been asked to reshape and resubmit its planning application a number of times.