The York Potash Project
National need local benefits


With a growing world population, pressures on agriculture and demand for food continue to grow at a rapid rate. Potash is an essential component of the fertilizers required to help farmers meet this global demand.

The York Potash Project is a nationally important proposal to develop a new state-of-the-art potash mine in the area between Whitby and Scarborough.

The Project would create over 1,000 direct jobs and thousands more in supply and support businesses. It would boost the local and the national economies and secure a supply of high-value potash for generations to come.

Our innovative and unprecedented design concepts show how the mine infrastructure would be below ground, concealed in agricultural style buildings and largely hidden within a commercial forestry area.

This website provides you with the background information on the Project and brings you all the latest information. Crucially, it also exists to give you the opportunity to tell us what you have to say in response to our plans.

We welcome your feedback and, we hope, your support for a project that is in our national interest and has the potential to deliver significant local benefits.


Click on the stories below to find out the latest from York Potash.

York Potash Raises £43 Million
12 March, 2014

New Mineral Transport System Announced
26 February, 2014

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York Potash Foundation

Find out more about our community fund - the York Potash Foundation


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