A SERIES of consultation events are taking place to enable people to learn more about ICL Boulby's mining plans in the North York Moors.

With the company now having submitted an application to the North York Moors Park Authority for permission to continue mining operations for a further 25-years, consultation events are being held throughout this month to explain the proposals to local people.

The current planning permission which has been in place since 1968 expires in 2023.

Following the successful transition which saw the mine become the world’s first and only producer of the ground-breaking multi nutrient mineral polyhalite, the planning application is the next phase in the ‘Building Boulby’s Future’ strategy.

The strategy aims to increase production to a target of 1.3million tonnes per year by 2023, securing over 500 jobs and ensuring that the mine continues to make a major contribution to the economy of East Cleveland and the wider area.

Up and coming consultation events include; November 12 at Saltburn library from 4pm to 6pm, November 13 at Lingdale Village Hall from 2pm to 6pm, November 14, Guisborough Town Hall from 2pm to 6pm, November 19, Carlin How Jubilee Hall from 2pm to 6pm and November 23, Brotton Village Hall from 9am to 2pm.

In addition members of the public may inspect the application, plans and other documents submitted at the following locations until November 22: Loftus Town Hall, Cleveland Potash Gatehouse, Redcar Community Heart, Skelton Library and Staithes Village Memorial Hall.