A helicopter is to be brought in to dismantle the temporary Emley Moor TV mast.

The second mast, built in 2018, is now redundant and will be removed this month.

The temporary mast was needed so engineers could update the antenna on the main mast. That has now been completed and the signal has been switched back to the main tower.

The familiar red lights on the second mast were switched off this week ahead of work to remove the structure. Huddersfield Hub photographer Sean Doyle captured the image above on the last night the second mast was lit.

Weather-permitting, work is due to start on Wednesday September 6 and site operator Arqiva said it would take around three weeks to complete.

A spokesman for the company said: “The plan is for the mast to be dismantled, initially by helicopter, between September 6 and 22.

“The exact timing of any activity is dependent on weather conditions, so we cannot confirm in advance when the work will take place.

“We would politely ask people to stay away from the mast and the area around it until the dismantling is complete.”

The temporary mast was a real engineering feat in itself with extensive groundworks needed. The upper parts were lifted into place by a helicopter.