Sirius Minerals

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Sirius and National Park join forces to improve countryside access


The company behind Woodsmith Mine has joined forces with the North York Moors National Park Authority to make improvements to a popular walking route.

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Yearby drilling works


Investigative drilling works, to support the detailed engineering designs for the mineral transport system (MTS), will begin on Monday 25 September and continue for a four-week period.

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Sirius Minerals offers STEM curriculum boost


The company behind Woodsmith Mine has launched a programme to raise awareness of its new STEM career opportunities available for young people.

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Building the mine: seismic surveys and borehole drilling


Residents will already be aware that work began at the Woodsmith Mine and Lockwood Beck sites earlier this year.

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First grant programme closing for potash fund


Charities, businesses and community groups are being encouraged to apply for grants from the Sirius Minerals Foundation, ahead of the approaching deadline for applications on Monday 31st July.

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Woodsmith Mine plans simplified


The company behind the development of Woodsmith Mine near Whitby has published revised plans for the site, designed to simplify the mine infrastructure and make the construction process more efficient.

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Scoping report submitted to simplify mine plans


The Company has been discussing its proposals with the local planning authority. A Scoping Report has been submitted in advance of a ‘Section 73 application’ in respect of the proposed amendments.

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Construction statement


The formal commencement of construction at Woodsmith Mine follows the site’s formal naming in February and the enablement and preparatory works which have been ongoing since January.

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Highways works nearing completion


Night time closures will be in place for five nights on the B1416 for resurfacing works. The stretch of road affected is from the A171 junction south of Whitby to Red Gate corner and will be in force between 8.00pm and 6.00am from March 27.

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New headquarters revealed


Sirius Minerals Plc has signed a deal to move its headquarters to Prospect House – the iconic, former Scarborough Building Society building which stands at the town’s southern gateway.

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