Artist's impression of the North York Moors potash mine facility
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Potash mine plan for North York Moors divides opinion

8 February 2013 Last updated at 09:26 GMT

Proposals to mine some of the world's largest deposits of potash - used to make fertiliser - under the North York Moors have divided local opinion.

With peaceful, stunning views, tourism provides most of the jobs in the region, but with pockets of high deprivation and an economy growing at half the national rate, some welcome the income the mine would provide.

Jenny Hill reports.