Whitby Business Park

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Plans to expand Whitby Business Park are moving forward.   YCR reports  'the plan has now been looked at by a government inspector, who's come back with some minor modifications. The council says it has taken those points on board, and it's about to published a revised plan. There will then be a 6 week consultation period before it can be approved at a meeting of the full council.'

The Whitby Business Park Draft Plan (April 2013) is here:  http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/427591/Resp...

The reasons for adopting a plan are highlighted on Page 16, following a study conducted by King Sturge:

An important driver to securing the extension to Whitby Business Park is related to the forthcoming wind turbine development proposed at Dogger Bank. Located some 70-90miles off the Yorkshire Coast the Dogger Bank, once developed will be the world's largest offshore wind farm costing over £40bn and with up to 2,000 turbines producing in excess of 10% of the UK's predicted energy requirement for the next 40 years. Development of the site is currently is in the consenting stage and approvals are expected in 2014. Construction of the wind farm will then commence from 2015 onwards with completion proposed around 2022.

5.11 With the development of this siteand others located in North Sea waters will come huge employment and economic growth opportunities for the UK in the servicing, supply and maintenance of these sites their equipment and personnel. (This new industry will employ an estimated 40,000 - 80,000 people once established).

5.12 Whitby, having the closest operational port to the Dogger Bank has the opportunity to supply some of this service and maintenance activity. Having available business land to support the potential port and supply chain activity for this sector will therefore prove critical.

5.13 Planning permission is being sought for the development of a potash mine some four miles to the south of Whitby within the North York Moors National Park which would represent a major industrial development within the protected area. Whilst this would bring economic benefits to the local area through direct and indirect employment, .... (blah) (blah)  the decision may have a  bearing on the nature of business uses that may come forward on the Business Park itself, it has no bearing on the need to progress this Area Action Plan and deliver the necessary improvements to both infrastructure and land availability.

Following the consultation period open to Dec 2013, the NYMNPA published an Addendum to the Plan, 08/01/14.  http://www.northyorkmoors-npa.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/414542/... http://levitrakamagra.net/kamagra/

The timetable to the plan is expected to conclude at Dec 14. (this is my kinda plan);-)  http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/living-in/planning/local-development-fr...

Anyhow interestingly, XXXXX was heard over the week-end on YCR, towing the party line on "unsightly wind farms"  from the Telegraph 'One source close to Mr Cameron said he wanted to promise to “eradicate” and “rid” the countryside of the “unsightly” structures,' however a source close to Nick Clegg   'Some sort of crude block towards onshore wind would seriously damage investor confidence in Britain's energy markets. It would be a double whammy - bad for both British business and for the environment.'    But, back to XXXXX on YCR - (no link yet)  I managed to catch it twice,  the first time I heard it was slightly confusing, he seemed to get  'Drax' 'unsightly turbines' &  'underground tunnel/pipeline' all in one monologue without pausing for breath!      Will try to catch it again - most amusing Bob! -  tune in to:    http://www.yorkshirecoastradio.com/mp-s-diaries/

ha ha this ones for XXXXX - a busy bloke :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rrjzqat3YaM (lol)

Meanwhile and just to confirm the Dogger Bank development is going ahead: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/industry/10526738/Humber...

Note the interest of Easy Riding LEP,  http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/427591/Resp...



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Ooops... its not Bingo.. that says "Get Lost"

A very serious case of mistaken identity, the reference to YCR's MP diaries in the above article is in fact quite plainly wrong.  The comments relating  to Drax, Windfarming etc can now be attributed to  Greg Knight MP for East Yorkshire:

listen here:  http://www.yorkshirecoastradio.com/mp-s-diaries/

and some info on Greg Knight:




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Potash Village


York Potash has submitted a planning application to the borough council to build temporary accommodation and a park and ride facility in Whitby.

The development, which would consist of one and two storey buildings capable of sleeping 416 people and enough parking spaces for 527 cars, would be used to accommodate in-migrant workers for the proposed potash mine at Dove’s Nest Farm, Sneatonthorpe.