An ‘Iron Ring’ sculpture that was set to be erected outside Wales’ Flint Castle has been put on hold following a petition by the community.
The piece which was designed by George King Architects drew criticism after a petition set up by musician Izzy Evans described it as “disrespectful”.
The architect group won a competition to design the concept in celebration of Wales’ Year of Legends.
Since the details of the structure were unveiled on 20 July, a petition against it has reached almost 9,000 signatures.
Ken Skates, Welsh Government cabinet secretary for economy and infrastructure, has now agreed to revise the plans of the £395,000 structure.
Skates said: “We have listened and recognise the strength of feeling around the proposed art installation at Flint Castle and feel it is only right that we now take a pause and review the plans for the sculpture.
“Working closely with local partners, we will continue to work on proposals for developments at Flint, including reviewing new visitor facilities.”