Vanda Inman

The Socio-Economic Impacts of the York Potash Project

The Socio-Economic Impacts of the York Potash Project

The Socio-Economic Impacts of the York Potash Project –  a report by Vanda Inman outlining further data relevant to the forthcoming planning decision on the York Potash Project. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From the ERS Report (Final)  April 2013 http://www.ers.org.uk http://planning.northyorkmoors.org.uk/MVM.DMS/Planning%20Application/809000/809564/NYM20130062-MEIA%20Socio%20Economic%20Report%20Additional-Amended%20Details.pdf “York Potash is estimated to a create up to 6,089 jobs during construction and production and annual […]

Whitby Potash project thrown into chaos!

Whitby Potash project thrown into chaos!

Potash project thrown into chaos! an update by Vanda Inman on new information that casts a long shadow over the prospects for York Potash Ltd and their bid to establish a polyhalite mine in the North York National Park. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “That’s not just a miscalculation, it’s a massive error” Chris France (Chief Planning Officer at […]

Potash Planning: “Crank it Up!”

Potash Planning: “Crank it Up!”

Potash Planning: “Crank it Up!” a short bulletin by Vanda Inman. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ An update on one of the three main outstanding ‘issues’, that of hydrology, has been submitted in response to the Potash ‘Project’. “The Environment Agency OBJECT to the planning application submitted on the basis that inadequate information has been provided … in relation […]

York Potash, Sirius Mineral, A Fair And Balanced Article

York Potash, Sirius Mineral, A Fair And Balanced Article

“Creating a large scale, low cost, long life mine with a sustainable footprint” Further Reading : http://siriusminerals.com/projects/york-potash/ http://siriusminerals.com/about-us/sustainable-development/ In most of its literature, Sirius Minerals talks about about the financial benefits of its North Yorkshire Potash Project. Little is said about the location of the Mine being in a National Park and what that National […]

Potash Mining In The National Park – “Small Town Politics”

Potash Mining In The National Park – “Small Town Politics”

An oblique view of current York Potash developments – by Vanda Inman “We may have some trouble with Ted Hawbaker…” The Bismarck Tribune newspaper (North Dakota) reported that a company that had been exploring the potential for potash mining in North Dakota was abandoning the project.  Don Dickie, a senior geologist for Dakota Salts’ parent […]

Sirius Mining / Minerals And North Yorkshire Moors Potash

Sirius Mining / Minerals And North Yorkshire Moors Potash

Where is Indiana Jones when you need him? There are records of 12,000 archaeological sites and features in the North York Moors National Park, of which 700 are listed ancient monuments. Around the 2,000 BC period, the Germanic Celtics inhabited all areas of the moors, destroyed much of the original forest, exhausted of nutrients, these people moved on, leaving behind land that was incapable of supporting anything but a heathland vegetation and about 3,000 Bronze Age burial mounds. Nowadays, our climate is influenced by the shelter of the worst of the moist westerly winds provided by the Pennines and the proximity of the North Sea. The North York Moors are drained by two main river systems. The northern part being drained by the River Esk its tributaries flowing west to east and emptying its load at Whitby.

whitby photography by glenn kilpatrick