Opposition over proposal for a mining village in North Yorkshire
Anglo American plans to build a potash mine at Egton village near Whitby. The potash will be used as agriculture fertilisers. Currently the company uses holiday cottages, hotel rooms and a former care home to provide accommodation for its workers. It wants to turn a caravan park into temporary accommodation for its workers but objections have been raised to this. A respondent said that the ‘workers would ruin the equilibrium of a beautiful, peaceful village’.