A statue of much-loved comedian Victoria Wood will be built in her home town.
The statue has now been approved by the leader of Bury Council, who said it would be a "fitting tribute" to a "national treasure".
The council confirmed it will not be paying for it but will assist in efforts to find a sculptor and maintaining the statue after it is built.
Mr Wood has so far raised more than £6,000.
Although she was born in Prestwich, Lancashire, Wood's family home was in Bury where she lived until leaving for university at the age of 18.