York potash

The main focus of our mineral interests is on the extraction of marine aggregates such as sand and gravel. However, we do also have interests in salt and, more significantly, potash mined from our land.

During 2011, York Potash - part of Sirius Minerals - signed an agreement with us for the rights to explore for potash under the seabed off the coast of Hunsdale, situated to the south of Boulby. The drilling of test boreholes marks the first phase in the possible development of a potash mine situated between Scarborough and Whitby.