Demolition works to remove the top 15 metres from the chimney at Mondi Paper Mill, Bridge Street in Ramsbottom are to commence on Monday 25th January 2016.
The work will be completed, subject to weather, within around 2 to 3 weeks.
There will be additional security in place around the site, which may affect access to and from Ramsbottom Cricket Club and Ramsbottom United FC.
Work will then start on an intensive survey of the site in readiness for bringing forward a planning application for a mixed use residential / industrial site. Details will be provided as soon as they are ready for consultation with the public but it may be a few months off yet.